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HOSPITAL GROUND DRIVE-BY SHOOTING INJURES TWO

Two persons were struck by gunfire Wednesday in what was described as a drive-by shooting in the Hospital Ground area near the Bryan's fish market.
The shooting occurred at 1 p.m. It is the second such shooting on St. Thomas this week.
One of the victims was transported by private vehicle to the hospital for treatment. His condition is not known. The second victim, who was found by police in the Jah Yard area, remained at the scene about 30 minutes after the shooting, awaiting treatment for injuries to the face and forearm.
Police received information from several witnesses. Some suggested that one of the two suspects drove away from the scene in a red sedan-styled vehicle, license number T-32738. Another report said a suspect was spotted near the Human Services complex. He was described as a black male who at the time was wearing an orange T-shirt and long blue jeans.
Persons with information are asked to call investigators at 774-4050 or emergency 911.
On Monday, a similar shooting claimed the life of Ellis Blyden Jr. of Lindbergh Bay. Blyden was using a pay phone in the Anna's Retreat area near the Hometown Convenience Store when he was gunned down. He died at the scene.
To date, police have not commented on the motive for the shooting or said whether any suspects have been brought in for questioning.

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Two persons were struck by gunfire Wednesday in what was described as a drive-by shooting in the Hospital Ground area near the Bryan's fish market.
The shooting occurred at 1 p.m. It is the second such shooting on St. Thomas this week.
One of the victims was transported by private vehicle to the hospital for treatment. His condition is not known. The second victim, who was found by police in the Jah Yard area, remained at the scene about 30 minutes after the shooting, awaiting treatment for injuries to the face and forearm.
Police received information from several witnesses. Some suggested that one of the two suspects drove away from the scene in a red sedan-styled vehicle, license number T-32738. Another report said a suspect was spotted near the Human Services complex. He was described as a black male who at the time was wearing an orange T-shirt and long blue jeans.
Persons with information are asked to call investigators at 774-4050 or emergency 911.
On Monday, a similar shooting claimed the life of Ellis Blyden Jr. of Lindbergh Bay. Blyden was using a pay phone in the Anna's Retreat area near the Hometown Convenience Store when he was gunned down. He died at the scene.
To date, police have not commented on the motive for the shooting or said whether any suspects have been brought in for questioning.