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St. Thomas Man Shot In The Kneecap After Argument With Woman In Sugar Estate

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man having an argument with a woman in downtown was shot in the kneecap in the early morning hours Wednesday, authorities said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center sent officers to the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital Emergency Room in reference to a gunshot wound victim at 1:24 a.m. Wednesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

A citizen told officers that he heard an argument between the victim and a female in Sugar Estate, then heard shots being fired, according to the VIPD.

“The citizen further stated that he did not see who fired the shots nor saw anyone leaving the area,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The male victim was shot in the right knee and was listed in stable condition.”

This case is currently under active investigation.

Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to please contact police by calling 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211, or the paying anonymous tip line Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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