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VIPD: St. Croix Woman Shot In Face While Sleeping In Her Estate Diamond Home

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix woman has survived an attack in which she was shot in the face through a bedroom window in Estate Diamond while she was sleeping.

Dispatchers from the 911 Emergency Call Center directed police units to Frederiksted after 2:11 a.m. Saturday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“The female victim was asleep in her bedroom when she was shot in the face by some unknown shooter who fired multiple shots from outside her bedroom window,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

The injured woman was taken to the Juan F. Luis Hospital by ambulance where she was treated for injuries sustained by the gunshot “and remains in stable condition,” Dratte said.

There are two Estate Diamonds in St. Croix. One in Christiansted near the hospital and one in Frederiksted near the Crucian Rum distillery.

Police said the shooting incident took place in Frederiksted.

This incident is under active investigation by the CIB.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to please call the CIB at 340-778-2211, Crime Stoppers 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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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.


  1. Richard Bond
    April 29, 2019 at 5:03 AM — Reply

    There are three Diamond Estates the article forgets Diamond Keturah. That is located on the South Side Road between Cane Garden and Ha’ Penny Bay.

  2. April 29, 2019 at 10:26 AM — Reply

    Thanks for clarifying that John, the other news media just stated estate diamond which had me thinking if it was next to JFL Hospital. Good job!

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