UPDATE: Police Report… Shooting at Westin Hotel
DAWN BEACH, Sint Maarten — On Sunday May 29th at approximately 10.15 a.m. the Emergency Dispatch received the first call of a shooting which had taken place on the second floor parking lot of Westin Hotel.
The callers also stated that at least two persons were injured as a result of the shooting.
According to witnesses the suspects may have fled the scene in two small white vehicles after the incident.
Immediately several police patrol and paramedics were sent to the location to investigate what had taken place. On the scene the investigating officers and paramedics located two victims who were injured by gun shots.
They were both treated on the scene and then transported by ambulance to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment. The scene was immediately closed off by police for the Forensic Department to collect evidence and conduct an in depth crime scene investigation.
Detectives were also on the scene speaking to potential witnesses. Another male person who supposedly was near the scene as shots were fired jumped from the second floor parking lot to the garden below. As a result of this he fractured one of his legs.
This person was not shot or injured because of any involvement in this shooting.
The victims in the shooting remain in critical condition in the Sint Maarten Medical Center and were op the press time unable to give any information or statements regarding the shooting.
Detectives are busy investigating. As more information becomes available to media will be informed.
EARLY POST BREAKING NEWS !!
~ 2 persons was shot ~
PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – The police force of St. Maarten is now investigating a shooting in the parking lot of the Westin Hotel on Sunday morning after 10:00 am.
The police spokesman Inspector Ricardo Henson told our news room that two persons were shot during the incident which took place on the second floor of the hotel’s parking lot.
Two victims were rushed to the hospital in a private vehicle while another person who heard the shots and in his bid to get away, jumped from the second floor of the parking lot, broke his leg. He remained at the scene of the crime.
The injuries sustained by the two victims that was rushed to the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) is not known.
A white SUV and a blue Hyundai car is said to have transported the victims to the hospital. The victims is said to have lost a lot of blood as could be witnessed by looking into the vehicle.