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St. Thomas Man Shot In Ambush While Driving In Downtown Today: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man driving his vehicle near the West Indian Company, Ltd. dock in downtown St. Thomas noticed a warm liquid running down his leg and realized it was blood — and that he had been shot early today, authorities said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to the Roy L. Schneider Regional Medical Center Emergency Room in relation to a gunshot victim about 4 a.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“The male victim reported to detectives that while he was driving his vehicle in the area of Harwood Highway, he heard a gunshot,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “He further stated that he made it to the Weymouth Rhymer Highway when he felt liquid running down his leg and realized that he was bleeding.”

The unidentified man then turned around and drove himself to the hospital. The victim sustained a gunshot wound, was treated for his injury and released.

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

Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to call 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5608, or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-8477.

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