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According to local publication The
Daily Herald, a man was shot near Scotiabank/Simpson Bay Yacht Club Marina
early morning Monday, February 5.
The Saint Maarten Police Force reports
on its Facebook page that the victim, upon leaving a sports bar, was
offered a lift by two unknown men driving a small car. After arriving at the
final destination, they demanded money from him.
“After telling them he had no money, he was shot by one of
the men in his left hand,” reads the statement. “The victim then ran towards
the security booth of the yacht club, from where the police were notified.”
The victim was reportedly treated at the scene and then
transported to St. Maarten Medical Center, where he remained as of yesterday
for further treatment and observation.
The forensic department collected evidence at the scene, and
detectives are currently investigating the incident.