Video of the crime scene:
COLEBAY, Sint Maarten — The police dispatch center received various call on Wednesday night January 29th approximately, 10.30 pm concerning a shooting that had taking place on the Welfare road in the vicinity Patio De Andrew.
Several police patrols, the Police Forensic Department, and the Ambulance Department were sent to the location to investigate the situation.
On the scene the police patrol found an unknown male bleeding from gunshot wounds to his upper leg.
According to the information gathered from the victim and bystanders that two unknown men dressed all in black approached the victim and another man, and shot them both.
After injuring the victims, the two (2) suspects fled in the direction of Cay-Bay. The victim who was still on the scene, informed the patrol that his friend who also got injured, was transported to the hospital by family members. The victim didn’t know which one of the medical centers he was transported to.
It was later ascertained that second victim was transported to the hospital on the French side.The French authorities later confirmed that a victim with gunshot wounds, appeared at the hospital and had later succumbed to the wounds that he received.
The Ambulance personnel treated the second victim on the scene, before rushing him to the St. Maarten Medical Center.
The detective department is busy investigation this shooting. The name of the deceased victim involved in this incident could not be verified.
The detectives investigating this shooting is asking anyone who has information to please contact the St Maarten Police Force at +1 721- 542 22 22 ext. 204 or 205 or the anonymous tip line on 9300 . It is only with the help of the community that together we can solve these cases.
You can also visit the police website at www.policesx.sx or leave a message via our face book page (Police Force of St. Maarten – Korps Politie Sint Maarten)