Tuesday 17 October 2017

Tourist killed by gunmen in Haiti capital

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A Swedish tourist has been fatally shot while walking with his girlfriend in a hillside district above Haiti's capital.

The dead man was named as Johan Noren. His hometown in Sweden was not immediately available.

Mr Noren was shot in the chest during an apparent robbery in Petionville, Port-au-Prince, officials said.

His girlfriend was "beaten badly" by the gun-wielding attackers, but is recovering.

The tourists missed a bus and were walking back to a hotel when they were attacked.

Police have not made any arrests in the attack that was apparently motivated by robbery.

Police spokesman Frantz Lerebours confirmed the Swede's killing but declined to provide other details.

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