(UPDATE): Shooting in Beacon Hill

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Armed robbery investigation 

In connection with an ongoing investigation of a shooting incident which took place on the evening of Wednesday June 5th at approximately 11.10 p.m. on the Beacon Hill road in the Maho Beach area, the police department seeing the indications thus far has deemed this shooting as an armed robbery whereby one of the victims was shot and is in critical condition at the Sint Maarten Medical Center.

The victim has been identified with initials S.V. (48) and is a Canadian national who is vacationing on the Island. The police department is asking any one who may have been in the Sunset/Maho area around the time mentioned and who may have witnessed this tragic event or may have in any other way have relevant information to please contact the Police Robbery Department by call the phone number +1721-5567498. The caller can then speak on basis of anonymity to a police officer who in turn will guide the caller through the process of giving their information.

KPSM has also learnt that the victim S.V. has been stabilized by the doctors at the Sint Maarten Medical Centre in order for him to be able to be flown abroad today to receive further medical treatment.


Police investigates shooting

BEACON HILL, Sint Maarten — The Police Department is presently investigating a shooting incident which took place on Wednesday June 5th at approximately 11.10 p.m. on the Beacon Hill road in the area of Maho beach.

Police, paramedics, Forensic investigators and detectives were sent to the scene to investigate what had taken place after receiving the first call. On the scene the investigating officers located the male victim who was lying on the ground and was bleeding from a gunshot wound.

Paramedics treated the victim on the scene and then transported him in critical condition to the Sint Maarten Medical Centre for further treatment. The area was immediately cordoned off for the forensic investigators to collect evidence and for detectives to speak to witnesses.

The investigation has just started and it’s unclear why this shooting took place and who the suspect is. The identity of the victim has also not yet been established. More information regarding this shooting is unavailable at this time. As more information becomes available the media will be informed.