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VIPD: St. Croix Man Says He Was Shot at Bienvenidos Mini Mart Near Times Square

 

TIMES SQUARE: The area near where the shooting took place. Bienvenidos Mini Mart is just around this corner to the left.

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police said a St. Croix man was shot more than once in the gut near Times Square in downtown Christiansted on Thursday night.

On June 28, 2018 at about 9:21 p.m., a male gunshot wound victim was dropped off by private vehicle to the Juan Luis Hospital, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.

“The victim had sustained gunshot wounds to the mid-section of the body,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said. “Upon officer’s arrival at the hospital they interviewed the victim who stated he was at the Bienvenidos Mini Mart in Christiansted, when someone tried to rob him and subsequently shot him, and someone gave him a ride to the hospital where he remains in stable but guarded condition.”

Police said that they have no suspects at this point.

The incident under investigation by Criminal Investigation Bureau. CIB is asking anyone with information on this incident please call the CIB at (340) 778 2211, Crime Stoppers USVI 1-800-222-8477 OR 911.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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