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DOUBLE MURDER: 2 Men Shot Dead Near Old Cockpit In Glynn Friday Night: VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — Two St. Croix men died after being shot multiple times near the “old cockpit” in Estate Glynn on Friday night, authorities said.

The shooting victims were identified as: Malik Graham, 29, of Estate Glynn and Malcolm Francis, 23, of St. Croix, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center received reports about 9:04 p.m. Friday of two people in the bush area of the Old Cockpit in Estate Glynn, and that they appeared to be covered in blood, according to the VIPD.

VIPD officer at crime scene following shooting of two men near the old Cockpit in Glynn.

“Officers arrived and found a male victim with no vital signs and another male victim with signs of life,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

The victim with signs of life was transported via ambulance to the Juan F. Luis Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries, Derima said.

“Both males suffered gunshot wounds about the body,” he said.

This case is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Anyone who has any information on this incident is urged to call 911, the Crime TipLine at (340) 778-4950, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-8477.

There have been at least 10 homicides in the territory in 2020; five on St. Thomas and five on St. Croix.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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