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Robert Moore | April 27, 2020

ST. THOMAS — Approximately 2:00 a.m., April 6, 2020.  Police reports say a masked gunman in Hospital Ground lay in wait for Lyle Bryan. As Bryan ambled past the stand of rusty, galvanized fencing on Glass Bottle Alley, the gunman emerged and opened fire. Bryan was struck twice, wounded and left for dead. The sidewalk ambush casts a grim spotlight on the violence consuming St. Thomas’s historic Hospital Ground neighborhood. Over a 72-hour period earlier this month, three people were shot to death and two more, including Bryan, were injured but survived. As usual, the unsolved murders occurred ‘Round de Field,’ or within a few a blocks of the Lionel Robert Stadium and the basketball courts where gang warfare and drug dealing gone bad routinely produce casualties. A third of the nine murders on St. Thomas so far this year occurred on the narrow…

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