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POLICE IDENTIFY VICTIM OF TUESDAY'S SHOOTING

Jeffrey Brian Kennedy was shot Tuesday afternoon near the Harmonic Lodge on Crystal Gade by a man who was reportedly trying to sell him drugs.
Kennedy, a BVI resident in his early 20s, was shot in the lower back.
Kennedy, who was paralyzed by the gunshot, was taken to Roy L. Schneider Hospital where has been under emergency treatment.
Kennedy described his assailant as a black man of slender build and 5 feet 11 inches tall, according to a release from Territorial Police Chief Jose Garcia. The man was wearing blue jeans and a tam hat.
Garcia said a spent casing from .380 caliber handgun was found near the scene. Other sources said a vial of what appeared to be cocaine was also found.
Police also recovered a brown bicycle leading them to believe the suspect fled on foot after the incident.
St. Thomas police are continuing to investigate the incident and ask anyone with information to call the VIPD Investigation Bureau at 774-4050 or 911.

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Jeffrey Brian Kennedy was shot Tuesday afternoon near the Harmonic Lodge on Crystal Gade by a man who was reportedly trying to sell him drugs.
Kennedy, a BVI resident in his early 20s, was shot in the lower back.
Kennedy, who was paralyzed by the gunshot, was taken to Roy L. Schneider Hospital where has been under emergency treatment.
Kennedy described his assailant as a black man of slender build and 5 feet 11 inches tall, according to a release from Territorial Police Chief Jose Garcia. The man was wearing blue jeans and a tam hat.
Garcia said a spent casing from .380 caliber handgun was found near the scene. Other sources said a vial of what appeared to be cocaine was also found.
Police also recovered a brown bicycle leading them to believe the suspect fled on foot after the incident.
St. Thomas police are continuing to investigate the incident and ask anyone with information to call the VIPD Investigation Bureau at 774-4050 or 911.