PHILIPSBURG–The Police and Detective Departments are presently investigating a shooting incident which took place on March 9 at approximately 10:00pm on the Tangerine Road in St. Peters. Numerous callers informed the Emergency Dispatch that they heard several shots being fired behind of Desam Supermarket in the area.
The callers also stated that they could hear someone calling out for help. Immediately several police patrols, Detectives and paramedics were sent to the scene to investigate what had taken place. On the scene, investigating officers located the man who was bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He was immediately treated by paramedics in order to be able to be transported to the St. Maarten Medical Center.
The area was immediately cordoned off in order for the Forensic Department to collect evidence and for detectives to speak to potential witnesses. On the scene the investigating officers learnt that suspect in this case was the brother of the victim identified with initials R.B.