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Old July 13th, 2010, 10:11 AM
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Unhappy Teenage cruiser shot and killed in St. Thomas

What a sad thing. I had no idea that St. Thomas was that dangerous. I've never been to Coki Beach and certainly will not be going now.

We have been going to St. Thomas since 1984 and have always felt completely safe there. I don't know why - every place has it's problems.

But getting caught in the cross fire between 2 rival gangs is beyond terrible.

I can't imagine how devastated the family must feel.
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do u have a link to the news article?
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I feel bad for the family. This certainly is a very sad incident.

The truth is that crime is on the increass everywehere. No place in the world is free from crime.

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This is an absolutely heartbreaking situation, but sadly it does't surprise me, anymore

Many years ago, the US Navy did not want the sailors to take leave there, I remembet at the time that surprising me. Then, in the 90's a woman who worked in the buildning next door to me, her mother who owned time share there, was shot, along with some others in her group. She was treated, then moved to San Juan. She came home, but was never the same.

This story goes to show, that even in what seems like the most innocent of situations, you just never know:
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Gosh, what shocking news, I always felt somewhat safe there....
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Such a sad happening . Friends of mine who began a cruise sunday are scheduled to be there on day this week
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Here is a local St Thomas link, to this tragedy.

http://stthomassource.com/content/ne...micide-suspect
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This is so sad . It just goes to show that no one is really safe anywhere, at home, on vacation, wherever... .
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It's very sad news, but because it's an American territory, I have more faith that the violence situation will be rectified than if this occurred on a different island.

My thoughts go out to the victim's family!
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