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Police Investigating After Shooting In Contant Wednesday Evening: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police are investigating after a man said he was shot by an unknown assailant in St. Thomas on Wednesday evening, authorities said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center was notified of a male gunshot victim receiving treatment at the Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) at 6:19 p.m. Wednesday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“The victim told police that he was at an establishment in Contant when he heard gunshots and realized that he had been shot,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

The victim said that he did not know who shot him, according to Derima.

Contant is located between downtown Charlotte Amalie and the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas.

If you have information about this incident, you are urged to call 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 extension 5610, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-8477 or online at You information can earn you a reward.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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