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One Dead in Estate Ginger Thomas Shooting

Sept. 12, 2008 — A 41-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in Estate Ginger Thomas, according to police.
Malik Felix of Estate Mon Bijou was found with multiple shots to his body, Police Spokeswoman Melody Rames said in a statement released Friday. Police discovered the body after investigating reports of a 911 call about gunshots in the area.
That investigation is ongoing. Shortly after the killing was reported, however, staff at the Gov. F. Juan Luis Hospital alerted investigators to the presence there of a 16-year-old shooting victim, Rames said. Investigators are looking into a possible connection between the incidents, she said.
Felix's death brings the territory's total homicides this year to 31.
Thursday's homicide marks the 14th on St. Croix and the third this month territory-wide. On Sept. 3, 39-year-old Richard Walker was found dead in the Hospital Ground area on St. Thomas from multiple gunshot wounds. He was discovered with his hands tied behind his back.
On Wednesday, Christian Soto III, 15, died three days after being listed in critical condition at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. His case was upgraded from a first-degree assault case to homicide. Police have said they believe Soto was an innocent bystander who was killed. The intended target, a 26-year-old man who ducked into a crowd that included Soto when gunfire erupted, was shot multiple times in the body and was also hospitalized.
One of the bullets also grazed a 17-year-old minor, also a bystander in the crowd. That minor was treated and released for a flesh wound, according to police.
Police urge with information on Felix's murder or any unsolved killing to contact investigators at 340-778-2211 or 911.
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