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Shooting At Thomas Bakery Leaves One Man Dead In Castle Coakley Saturday

CHRISTIANSTED — A man exiting a Castle Coakley bakery with fresh-baked bread in his hands was recognized by a waiting gunman outside the store and shot dead early Saturday afternoon, authorities and eyewitnesses said.

Police did not identify the victim or state if a suspect or suspects are wanted in the shooting that took place about 12:11 p.m. Saturday near Thomas Bakery just south of the American Red Cross at Sunny Isle.

People across the street at the nearby Sunny Isle Shopping Center said they heard the shots ring out when it happened in real time.

“The victim was transported via ambulance to the Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

This incident is currently under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).

More information will be forthcoming as details become available, Derima said.

At least 1,953 people have read this article at the Virgin Islands Free Press’ Facebook platform today.

“We are doing great!” D’Angela Cerge said. “One murdered in St. Thomas on Friday, another murdered on Saturday in STX. We are averaging more than one a week for 2020.”

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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