Shooting in Middle Region Wednesday

Police in Middle Region on Wednesday morning.

MIDDLE REGION–Detectives are investigating a shooting incident which took place on Wednesday before 7:00am in front of Fu Yung Supermarket located on Middle Region Road close to Romeo’s Drive. Police spokesman Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson said the first of several calls came in to the Emergency Dispatch stating that an argument had taken place between two men which escalated into a fight.

“At one point during this confrontation the suspect pulled a gun and fired several shots at the victim who took off running. The suspect briefly chased the victim through the area. The victim was later found bleeding from a wound to his upper body on Ginger Island Drive.

“The victim was treated on the scene by paramedics and then taken to the St. Maarten Medical Center for treatment. The suspect in the meantime fled the area and was not arrested. The crime scene was secured by the responding officers for the Forensic Department to collect evidence and the Detectives to question witnesses,” said Henson.

Henson did not give more details about the suspect, but police are searching for the man who is known to police.

Source: The Daily Herald