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St. Thomas Man Shot To Death Near Garden Street This Morning: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was shot to death after being struck multiple times by bullets this morning, authorities said.

The Emergency Call Center received a report of shots fired in the Garden Street area about 8:29 a.m. today, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Officers were dispatched, and subsequently located a black male lying face down in the roadway,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The victim appeared to have sustained multiple gunshot wounds.”

Emergency Medical Technicians on the scene said that the male victim did not have any vital signs, according to the VIPD.

The victim has not yet been identified pending notification of his next of kin.

This case is currently under active investigation.

Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to call 911, Major Crime Unit at (340) 774-2211 extension 5606, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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