One dead and another injured in a shootout on Pond Island

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten —
On Thursday October  3rd 2019   approximately 11.00, the dispatch center received a call concerning a shooting  that took place on the Soualiga Road. The police patrol  and the personnel of the Ambulance department encountered  two male victims whose identity is currently still unknown.

One male victim had sustained a gunshot wound but was not showing any signs of life and the second victim who  had also been  shot and was  in need of medical assistance. The Ambulance personnel treated the second victim on the scene before taking him to the Saint. Maarten Medical Center  in serious condition for further treatment.

Shortly after this shooting incident, a male suspect with initials A.R. turned himself into the Philipsburg Police Station as the shooter. The suspect  was immediately arrested and handed over to the detective department for further interrogation.  The investigation is ongoing . More details will be given in a other press release.