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St. Thomas Tourist Killed By Stray Bullet, Island Increases Security

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St. Thomas police say they will increase patrols at tourist attractions around the island following last week's killing of a 14-year old cruise ship passenger, according to the Associated Press.

Last week, Lizmarie Perez Chaparro was killed by the cross fire of a gang gunfight while she was riding in an open-air bus at Coki Point Beach.

A St. Thomas man has been charged with murder in the gunfire that also killed an 18-year-old man. Police Commissioner Novelle E. Francis says foot, bike and scooter patrols will be boosted around areas popular with visitors.

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