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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – Late on Thursday night a shooting was reported to have taken place in French Quarter in which three persons were injured.

The incident took place in the vicinity of the Shwarma Outlet where a fatal shooting had recently taken place. This time around our reports state that a little boy, who is approximately three (3) years old was shot multiple times. 

He is said to have survived the attack. A second person was also reported to have been shot Thursday night and was listed in a serious condition at the time of the shooting. The third shooting victim, possibly a female was rushed to the Louie Constance Fleming Hospital for treatment. 

On Friday morning we learnt that the man who was seriously injured taken to the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) for treatment where he later died. Sources also stated that the shooting seemed to have been indiscriminately done stating that the shooter randomly fired his weapon in the yard where the victims were located. It is not clear if the victims returned gunfire at their attackers. There have been no word from the Gendarmes about this latest shooting incident as well as the condition of the child who was shot several times. 

The Dutch police is said to be conducting an investigation into circumstances that lead to the death of the victim who died at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) 
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