Shooting at Westin Hotel SXM St 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 the public will be informed.
As crime in St Maarten escalates, the government and the police department seem to not be trying to slow the incessant crime down, but to cover it up.
It doesn’t look good when tourist read about the actual situation in St Maarten. The government spends millions to promote lies to the tourist, but not a penny towards actual crime fighting.