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Man Injured in Exchange of Gunfire

A man arriving at home Wednesday night was injured when shots were fired at him, the V.I. Police Department reported.

According to the police, at 9:49 p.m. Wednesday, the 911 call center received a report of a shooting incident in Contact Knolls.

Officers at the scene met with the victim, whose name was not released. He told them he had driven home and then turned his vehicle around at the rear gate of Contant Knolls to park on the side of the roadway.

While traveling back out, he heard several shots being fired towards him.

The victim said he exited his vehicle and returned fire towards the direction he believed the shots had come from. A few minutes later, he heard a vehicle leaving the area at a high speed, he told police.

At approximately 9:59 p.m., officers responded to a call in reference to a gunshot victim being dropped off by a private vehicle at the Schneider Regional Medical Center. At the hospital, officers met with a black male who appeared to have been shot and was bleeding from the wrist and ankle area.

This case is being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Police asked anyone with information about the incident to contact the bureau at 340-7742211 ext. 5579 and 5557. They also can contact 911 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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