CAY HILL–The man who was shot several times in the stomach and crashed his car on A.Th. Illidge Road near Zorg en Rust around 6:50pm Tuesday, succumbed to his injuries and died at St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) about an hour later.
The deceased has been identified as S. Gumbs.
Reports indicate that Gumbs was not shot at the location where he crashed a purple Hyundai Accent, instead having been shot elsewhere and having the presence of mind to drive away from the scene.
However, he lost control and crashed the vehicle on A.Th. Illidge Road. It is unclear if he was trying to drive himself to SMMC, but he was heading toward Middle Region.
Ambulance Department personnel treated him at the scene, and he was later rushed to the hospital in critical condition. He died shortly after arriving SMMC.
The police Forensic Department began its investigation around 8:00pm. A large crowd of onlookers had gathered by this time. Police confiscated the Hyundai Accent pending further investigation.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/gunshot-victim-dies-at-smmc