Neighbor dispute ends with shooting

POSTED: 10/22/15 11:21 AM

St. Maarten – On Tuesday after 7 p.m., police rushed to the Marion Evangelien de Weever Hering Drive in Union Farm Estate to respond to a shooting incident. The victim has been identified as Blacks who works as a construction worker. Police confirmed to this newspaper that there was an argument between the victim and a family member of the shooter, who is his neighbor. This man shot the victim in the stomach. Police spokesperson Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson said the shooting was because of a longstanding feud between the neighbors. Police arrested the shooter on the spot and confiscated the weapon.

An old and still ongoing feud” between the neighbors had escalated and had gotten “out of hand,” at which time one man took his rifle and shot his neighbor in his stomach,” said Henson. The victim was treated on the scene by paramedics and then taken to St. Maarten Medical Center for further treatment. The suspect was taken to the Philipsburg police station where he remains in custody.

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