A Canadian citizen who was shot in Sint Maarten died in Florida, confirms Global Affairs Canada.
“Canadian consular officials are in contact with local authorities in Florida and are providing consular assistance to the family,” a spokesperson told CTV News in a statement. “Due to the provisions of the Privacy Act, no more information can be disclosed.”
Police on the Caribbean island said in a series of written statements that a Canadian was shot and seriously wounded during an armed robbery on Wednesday.
On Friday, they said the 48-year-old man whose initials are S.V. He had been stabilized and would be flown out of the country to receive medical treatment.
The victim was with her daughter when “they were attacked by an unknown person” around 11 p.m. On Wednesday, according to the Police of Sint Maarten.
The man was shot “after a brief fight” and found bleeding on the ground, police said. He was on vacation at the time, according to the police.
The incident occurred near the Drift Wood Beach bar on Beacon Hill Road, near the country’s international airport.
“According to the information, at least three vehicles left the immediate area directly after the robbery,” police said.
“Those people who leave these vehicles after the incident should contact the Robbery Department by calling + 1-721-556-7498,” they added.
The police ask witnesses to introduce themselves.
The Police Department and, mainly, the team of detectives that investigates the last armed robbery that took place on Wednesday, June 5 at approximately 11 a.m. on Beacon Hill Road, in the vicinity of Drift Wood Beach Bar, assistance from the community is requested. This is where according to the researchers; the victim is a Canadian national identified with the initials S.V. and his daughter was attacked by an unknown person who during a brief …See more