Checkmate Security Employees involved in Resort Shooting.
Dawn Beach:— A shooting in the parking area of Westin Resort has left two persons in serious condition that are currently taking medical treatment at the St. Maarten Medical Center, while a third person had to be taken to the medical institution for medical treatment for a broken leg. Infomation reaching SMN News states that one of the victim is Karim Lake and all those that are involved in the shooting are employees of Checkmate Security. Lake and the other victim identified as Levi Webster is currently in the ICU section at the St. Maarten Medical Center. Further information SMN News obtained states that Webster is in critical condition as a bullet is lodged in his head and efforts are currently being made to airvac the patient overseas for further medical treatment. SMN News understands after the shooting one of the suspects was seen running away from the scene only wearing a black pants and persons were running after him but he disappeared in the bushes in the area.
According to Police Spokesman Ricardo Henson some persons fired shots at two male that was on the third floor of Westin parking lot leaving them in serious condition. Henson the two victims are unable to give police any statement due to the seriousness of the shooting. The police spokesman said a third person who probably witnessed the shooting jumped off the third floor of the parking to escape from the gunshots and he suffered a broken leg. The police spokesman said the shooters escaped in two small vehicles after committing their act.
He also confirmed that the incident involves locals and not visitors to the island.
As soon as SMN News could obtain more information this news item will be updated.
Shooting at West Inn Hotel
On Sunday May 29th at approximately 10.15 a.m. the Emergency Dispatch received the first call of a shooting which had taken place on the second floor parking lot of West Inn Hotel. The callers also stated that at least two persons were injured as a result of the shooting. According to witnesses the suspects may have fled the scene in two small white vehicles after the incident. Immediately several police patrol and paramedics were sent to the location to investigate what had taken place. On the scene the investigating officers and paramedics located two victims who were injured by gun shots. They were both treated on the scene and then transported by ambulance to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment. The scene was immediately closed off by police for the Forensic Department to collect evidence and conduct an in depth crime scene investigation. Detectives were also on the scene speaking to potential witnesses. Another male person who supposedly was near the scene as shots were fired jumped from the second floor parking lot to the garden below. As a result of this he fractured one of his legs. This person was not shot or injured because of any involvement in this shooting.
The victims in the shooting remain in critical condition in the Sint Maarten Medical Center and were op the press time unable to give any information or statements regarding the shooting. Detectives are busy investigating. As more information becomes available to media will be informed.
KPSM Police Press Release.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Shooting leaves three injured — shooters escaped in small vehicles (UPDATED)