Two men wounded during a shooting incident after social media arrangement to purchase a scooter | SOUALIGA NEWSDAY

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Special Unit Robberies personnel are currently investigating a bizarre incident where two persons were shot in the leg on Ginger Road.

On Friday night March 10, 2023, approximately 10:40 p.m. police received a call that two men were brought to the St. Maarten Medical Center suffering from gunshot wounds.

Personnel from the detective department were dispatched to the hospital but were unable to interview the victims as they were undergoing treatment.

Within the last few days, police determined that the victims proceeded to sell a scooter to the alleged suspect and were robbed and shot during the interaction. Their injuries are not life threatening.

An appeal goes out to the public to exercise caution when buying or selling goods over social media platforms. It has occurred several times that persons have become victims during the course of buying or selling goods with individuals they met through the online platforms.