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St. Thomas Man Shot Multiple Times Today on St. Thomas Refuses To Speak To Police

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was shot multiple times checked himself in to the Emergency Room at the hospital today but refused to give police any details about the shooting.

The Virgin Islands Police Department’s Major Crime Unit was called to Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center today.

When police met with the man he said that he could not provide any detailed information about what happened to him.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body, according to the VIPD.

Police said that the matter is under active investigation by the Major Crime Unit.

Anyone having any information about this crime is asked to please contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340) 774-2211, Major Crime Unit at (340) 714-9830 or the Criminal Investigation Bureau (340) 714-9807.

You can also call Crimestoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 or 911.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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