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Mother and Teenage Daughter Shot In Car In Santa Maria … Survive Multiple Gunshots

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One woman and a teenage girl were wounded while sitting in a car on St. Thomas last night, authorities said.

Each victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the Santa Maria area of St. Thomas, but survived.

On Monday October 8, 2018, at about 8:46 p.m., a concerned citizen called 911 and reported hearing about 30 gunshots in the Santa Maria area.

The 911 Emergency Call Center then received a call from a female who stated that she was shot while operating her vehicle in the Santa Maria area.

Police from the Criminal Investigation along with units from the Richard N. Callwood Command traveled to the scene and discovered a 14-year-old female minor and a 37-year-old female lying on the ground with what appeared to be multiple gunshots wounds to the body.

The females were transported to Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment via ambulance.

The shooting is under investigation by the Major Crime Unit.

VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte released news of Monday’s shootings to the Virgin Islands Free Press at 12:21 p.m. on Tuesday.

Any persons having information regarding this incident area asked to contact the Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211, Crimestoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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