DUTCH QUARTER, Sint Maarten – On Thursday March 21st at approximately 05.15 AM police patrols and paramedics were directed to Sao Paolo Road in Union Farm where it was reported that a man was lying on the road and was bleeding. On the scene the investigating officers encountered the unknown victim on the crossing of Brazilia and Sao Paolo road.
The victim was bleeding from gunshot wounds to the upper extremities of his body and had difficulty breathing. The victim was treated by paramedics on the scene and then transported to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment. The crime scene was immediately cordoned off by the investigating officers to allow forensic specialists to collect evidence and for detectives to speak to potential witnesses.
The victim could not give an account to what exactly happened or who the ones are that are responsible for this shooting. The victim has not as yet been positively identified. As Detectives continue to investigate this case, the Police Department is asking anyone that has information in connection with this investigation to get in contact with the Detective Department by calling 54-22222 ext 214-215 or call 911.
******A man is the victim of a shooting this morning. The shooting incident took place at approximately 5:35 am at the 911 project in Dutch Quarter, confirmed the Police Spokesman, Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson.
It is still not clear as to or how the victim got shot, however, according to reports, he has been transported by Ambulance to the St. Maarten Medical Center. He is said to be in a critical condition.
Detectives as well as the Forensics Departments are currently on the scene of the shooting gathering information.
We will have more information later.