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14 Dec 2019 | 05:21 PM UTC

Argentina: Armed robbers shoot two British tourists in Buenos Aires December 14

Armed robbers shoot two British tourists in Puerto Madero area of Buenos Aires December 14, killing one and wounding the other; police launch search to find assailants

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Event

Unidentified assailants shot two British tourists as they approached a luxury hotel in Buenos Aires' Puerto Madero area on Saturday, December 14, killing one and wounding the other. The motorcycle-riding assailants, aided by accomplices in a vehicle, were reportedly attempting to rob the victims. Police have launched a search to find the attackers.

Similar armed robberies targeting tourists are possible in Buenos Aires over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in Buenos Aires are advised to monitor developments, report suspicious objects and behavior to authorities, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.