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VIPD: Drive-By Shooting At D. Hamilton Jackson Leaves Two Injured, One Seriously On Sunday Night

CHRISTIANSTED — A woman was seriously injured and a man sustained minor injuries after a drive-by shooting at D. Hamilton Jackson Terrace in St. Croix on Sunday night.

Police said someone in a white Chevy Malibu sedan sprayed bullets at a person running near Building 2 of the “Red Brick” housing project about 7:04 p.m. on Sunday.

When police arrived on the scene, officers discovered that two people had been shot — one male and one female, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The injured man sustained a “minor injury” and was treated at the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center and released, according to the VIPD.

“The female sustained injuries to the lower torso and the leg which severed a major artery,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said. “The female victim was airlifted later that evening to the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami Florida.”

In response to a direct question, Dratte told the Virgin Islands Free Press that the injured woman was “an innocent bystander.”

This incident remains under active investigation by the CIB.

Anyone with information is asked to please call the CIB at 340-778-2211, Crimestoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 or 911.

D. Hamilton Jackson Terrace, or “Red Brick.” is managed by the Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA).

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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