Marigot:--- Gang members went to the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital Monday night in two vehicles and fired shots in the parking lot of the hospital signaling that they are going after one of the victims that is receiving treatment at the LCF Hospital. SMN News learnt that the incident occurred around 8pm Monday night. The hospital security told reporters who went to the scene that after the shots were fired the two vehicles took off at high speed. According to well placed sources, two of the victims that were shot are brothers, one of them was shot in the neck area while the other was shot in the stomach.
According to information reaching SMN News, the gang members are very upset because one of the victims that are currently in the hospital had a gun on him on Sunday when the shooting took place at the Cul de Sac Bay. SMN News was told that this person (a male) reacted by firing shots at the attackers and the bullets that were fired from the victim injured some of the victims and they (gang members) are blamed for the entire shooting incident that left one person dead on Sunday and seven injured.
SMN News also received unconfirmed reports that a second victim succumbed to her injuries. The person who passed away was six months pregnant and she was shot in her throat. Captain of the Gendarmerie Sylvain Jouault told SMN News on Monday that one of the victims was airlifted to Guadeloupe for further treatment, that person is a 21 year old young woman who was an employee of Corilita Real Estate which is located in Marigot. SMN News learned that the young woman received severe injuries to her face and that she lost an eye while she also suffered serious injuries to her nose. The Prefecture of St. Martin confirmed that the victim that was airlifted to Guadeloupe received severe injuries to her face but no further details on the injuries were released.
SMN News tried to get confirmation on the incident that occurred Monday night at the LCF Hospital and also to confirm if a second person passed away but we were unable to get confirmation from authorities. When SMN News contacted Captain of the Gendarmerie Sylvain Jouault on Tuesday afternoon for confirmation on the information we received, Jouault said that he was extremely busy and unable to speak to reporters.