Two persons lost their life and two others injured during a shootout in Middle Region

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MIDDLE REGION, Sint Maarten — The police dispatch center received various call on Monday afternoon, October 28th 2019, approximately, 04.45 pm, concerning a shooting that was taking place on the Middle region road in the vicinity of Samuels Bakery. Several police patrols, the Police Forensic Department, and the Ambulance Department were sent to the location to investigate the situation.

On the scene the police patrol found an unknown male bleeding from gunshot wounds and not showing any signs of life.  According to the information gathered, by police there was two other male victims, with gunshot wounds who were in very critical condition.

The Ambulance personnel treated both victim on the scene, before rushing them to the St. Maarten Medical Center. The detectives later received information that on the victims who had been transported, died of his wounds at the St.Maarten Medical Center.

Shortly after, the police dispatch received another call concerning a fourth victim who appeared with gunshot wounds at the Medical Center, but that his wounds were not life-threatening. The detective department is busy investigation this shooting. The names of the victims involved in this incident could not be verified.

The detectives investigating this shooting is asking anyone who has information to please contact the St Maarten Police Force at +1 721- 542 22 22 ext. 204 or 205 or the anonymous tip line on 9300 .  You can also visit the police website at www.policesx.sx or leave a message via our facebook page (Police Force of St. Maarten – Korps Politie Sint Maarten)