Man shot during house robbery

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TDH – POINTE BLANCHE–A 36-year-old man is now nursing gunshot wounds at St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) after he was attacked and shot in his home in Pointe Blanche during an attempted robbery after midday on Tuesday.

The man K.H. told police that he was attacked by three unknown masked men, one of whom was

armed with a gun inside his home. He was threatened by the young men who demanded that he give them everything he had.

At one point during the incident, the victim was shot. The robbers then fled the scene on foot and did not succeed in stealing anything, police spokesperson Inspector Ricardo Henson said in a press release.

The victim jumped into his pick-up and drove to the parking lot behind the police headquarters near the Richardson building in Philipsburg.

Henson said several police patrol, detectives and ambulance were directed to the parking lot around 1:40pm, where they found the victim conscious and sitting in his pick-up bleeding from a gunshot wound to the right side of his body.

The paramedics administered first aid and then transported him to SMMC for further treatment. The Special Robbery Unit and the Forensic Department are investigating this case.

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