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Man in Stable Condition After Being Shot in C’sted

A man who had been shot shortly after midnight Monday was treated for a gunshot wound at Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital, the V.I. Police Department reported.

According to the VIPD, at 12:22 a.m. Monday the 911 center received a report of a gunshot victim in the Water gut area by the shanty.

At the scene, officers made contact with a man sitting on a chair just outside Morena’s Bar and Restaurant. The man, whose name was not released by police, appeared to have gunshot wound to the upper body, police said.

Individuals on the scene said while they were waiting for their friend, they heard gunshots, then a Hispanic male approached them demanding money. The victims gave the man an undetermined amount of money. The gunshot victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

The VIPD asked for the public’s assistance in making an arrest in this and other cases. The police urged people to call the Criminal Investigations Bureau at 340-778-2211 the 911 call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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