BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – NEWS coming out of neighbouring St. Maarten indicates that a male Kittitian and another man was shot and killed yesterday afternoon (Oct. 28) on that island.
According to 721NEWS, at approximately 4:45 p.m. yesterday, the Police Dispatch Center received a number of calls concerning a shooting incident 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 arrival at the scene, the police patrol had found an unknown male bleeding from gunshot wounds and not showing any signs of life.
The media house reported that according to information gathered by police, there were two other male victims with gunshot wounds and were in a very critical condition.
Both of them were treated on the scene by the ambulance personnel before being rushed to the St. Maarten Medical Center.
The police however later received information that one of them had died of his wounds at the medical institution.
Shortly after, the Police Dispatch Center received another call concerning a fourth victim who had appeared at the same medical institution with gunshot wounds, but they were not life-threatening.
The names of the victims involved in the incident could not be verified, according to 721NEWS.
However, informed sources told SKNVibes that one of the dead men is a national of St. Kitts and Nevis and that he hailed from Lower Monkey Hill, St. Peter’s.
As investigations are ongoing, police are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the St. Maarten Police Force at +1 721-542-2222, ext. 204 or 205, or call the anonymous tip line on 9300.
The police said that persons with information could also visit the police website at www.policesx.sx or leave a message via their Facebook page (Police Force of St. Maarten – Korps Politie Sint Maarten).