PHILIPSBURG: A thirteen year old girl died after being stabbed in the chest by an eighteen year old woman. The incident occurred on the first day of 2022 at 7:00 p.m. on L.B. Scott Road, near John Cooper/Jose Lake Ball Park.
Police received several calls about a stabbing, and upon arrival at the scene, patrol and emergency services found the girl bleeding.
The victim was immediately evacuated to the Sint Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) with serious injuries and unfortunately died shortly thereafter from her injuries.
An investigation has been opened to determine the cause of this tragedy that has plunged the community into grief and dismay.
Initial findings indicate that the two girls were part of a group of friends who were gathered in the area where the fatal attack took place.