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VIPD: We’re Investigating Shooting In Estate Bordeaux That Took Place Monday Night

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man told police that as soon as he got home in Estate Bordeaux he parked his car and someone started shooting at it.

On Monday, October 29th, 2018 at about 9:24 p.m., Richard N. Callwood Command Patrol Officers were dispatched to the area of Estate Bordeaux in reference to shots being fired.

Police arriving on the scene found a white Acura with multiple bullet holes about the body of the car, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The man whose car was shot said that “he had just arrived home when someone from an unknown vehicle started discharging a firearm at his vehicle,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

No one was injured as a result of the shooting.

The case is currently under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).

Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Bureau at 340-774-2211, Crimestoppers USVI at 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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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