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St. Thomas Man Tells Police He Doesn’t Know Who Shot Him At Nisky Center: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was winged by gunfire near the Nisky Center intersection late Saturday night, authorities said.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of the Nisky Center intersection about 11 p.m. Saturday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Upon arrival to the area, officers located a black male who was injured by gunshot,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The victim expressed that he did not know who shot him.”

The victim was transported to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment.

St. Thomas-St. John Chief of Police Steven Phillip is appealing to the community to help the VIPD in solving this crime. 

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to call 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 extension 5608, or 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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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