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Man Shot in Savan

A man who stopped to throw some trash into a garbage bin while driving through Savan Wednesday night was shot and treated for his wound at the Schneider Regional Medical Center.

According to the V.I. Police Department, officers were dispatched to the hospital emergency room at 10:50 p.m. after receiving a report of a gunshot victim.

At Schneider, the victim – whose name was not released by the police – told them that as he drove his vehicle in the Savan area, he stopped to throw away his trash into a garbage bin. While throwing away his trash, he heard a gunshot, causing him to run back into his vehicle.

Immediately after, he felt some pain, he said, and realized that he had been shot in his left leg. He did not see anyone in the area, he said, and could not determine what direction the shot came from.

He drove himself to the hospital to seek medical treatment.

The victim sustained a single gunshot wound to his left thigh and the injury was treated by the emergency room doctor.

This case is under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Police urged anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 ext. 5579 or 5557, the St. Thomas/St/ John chief’s office at 340-715-5548, the 911 emergency call center, or the anonymous tip service, Crime stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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