Man runs to escape bullets in scooter drive-by shooting

PHILIPSBURG–A man walking on Cannegieter Street near utility company GEBE on Sunday afternoon had to run for cover when two men reportedly armed on a motorcycle started shooting at him. Police were immediately contacted about the incident.

According to eyewitnesses they never saw the men on the bike in the neighbourhood, but the victim is a resident of Philipsburg. The shooting took place at 2:30pm and upon police’s arrival the man who had been shot at was nowhere to be found.

Police spokesman Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson confirmed that officers went to the scene and cordoned off the area in an effort to find bullets on the ground. “We are investigating the matter, however we would like witnesses to come forward and share any information they can about the case,” stated Henson.      

Source: The Daily Herald