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Man Severely Injured After Being Shot ‘Rapid Fire’ At Four Winds Plaza: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A “rapid fire” shooting left a St. Thomas man severely injured at the Four Winds Plaza shopping center on Thursday night, authorities said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to Four Winds Plaza in reference to a shooting at 8:54 p.m. Thursday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Upon arrival, officers learned a male gunshot victim was taken by private vehicle to the Schneider Regional Medical Center, according to the VIPD.

“Witnesses reported hearing rapid gunshots, and seeing an unresponsive Black male on the ground,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The victim received multiple gunshot wounds about the body.”

This case is currently under active investigation.

Detectives urge anyone with information about this incident to contact police by calling 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 extension 5579, or anonymously at Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS or online at

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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