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BAD SHOTS! Fusillade of 70 Rounds Expended On ‘Unnamed Man’ Who Lives To Tell Tale In St. Croix

CHRISTIANSTED — Police said an unnamed man was walking in Watergut area near the shanty early this morning when a fusillade of about 70 rounds were unloaded on him — but he somehow lived!

Amazingly, the shooting victim escaped with a mere shot to the ankle, despite the fact that an assault rifle or machine pistols had fired an estimated 50 to 70 rounds at him, eyewitnesses said.

“At around 4:50 a.m.  call came into 911 of multiple discharging of shots being fired in Christiansted, vicinity of the Water Gut,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Police immediately converged on the scene and found “a black male individual was shot in the ankle,” according to Dratte.

“The victim stated that he was walking in the area of Water Gut when someone called his name and started discharging shots at him,” he said. “He said he ran and later discovered he was shot in the ankle.”

The man, who remains unidentified by police, was transported to the Juan Luis Hospital by ambulance, according to authorities.

“No suspects or car description were given to the investigators,” Dratte said.

This incident is under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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