Man shot on Front StreetPOSTED: 08/19/15 4:52 PM
St. Maarten – Donavan McCardy (45) arrived at the police station after 8 p.m. on Sunday evening with six gunshot wounds. Police tended to the victim while the ambulance was called for assistance. The shooting took place close to the Klass Electronics alley on Front Street.
The victim is presently at the St. Maarten Medical Center in critical condition. The investigation has started and investigators are waiting for the victim to stabilize in order to question him. Police are mum about the issue for now as they have no idea what took place.
The victim is a mechanic who works at a garage across from Carousel in Simpson Bay. He resides on the island and is known to go to the Philipsburg area in the evening hours. “I can tell you very little: the victim is in critical condition so we have no statement yet. We would like to ask anyone who has more information to come forward or call 9300,” press prosecutor Karola van Nie said yesterday.
“At this time the investigation is ongoing and for now this is the only information available. If anybody has any information about this case, please contact us at 542 22 22 and ask for the detective department,” said Steven Carty, the acting police spokesman. Forensic investigators were busy until 10 p.m. on Sunday evening collecting evidence at the crime scene.