UPDATED: Shooting victim succumbs to injury

UPDATED: Shooting victim succumbs to injury

SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) - The Police Patrol and Ambulance Department were sent to the Welfare road on the crossing with Billy Folly on Sunday afternoon March 22nd, 2020 at approximately 02.00 pm, where a male victim was injured after being shot, police said in an official report late Sunday afternoon.

In front of a well-known supermarket on the Welfare Road the Police Patrol and the personnel of the Ambulance Department encountered a male victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound in his upper body.

Shortly after the paramedics appeared on the scene and started administrating Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) but could not revive the victim..

According to the information gathered at the scene the victim was sitting on his scooter in front of the supermarket. He was approached by an unknown man who was brandishing a firearm and requested him to hand over his scooter.

The suspect who was dressed in shorts with slippers on his feet and had a bandana over his face tried to rob the victim of his scooter in the parking lot of the supermarket.

During this robbery the victim suffered a gunshot wound to his upper body. After injuring the victim, the robber fled with the scooter in the direction of Simpson Bay.  

The doctor who appeared some time later stated that the victim had died from the gunshot wound he received. (KPSM)

ARCHIVE - SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY) – Police said that there has been a shooting in the vicinity of Market Garden on Sunday afternoon. One person was injured. The person has been transported to the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC). No further details are available at this time.

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