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Tourist in hospital nursing gunshot wound

Published:Monday | March 21, 2016 | 1:11 PM

A male tourist remains in hospital nursing a gunshot wound following a robbery attack in Montego Bay, St James.

The incident happened about 9:20 last night.

The police say he is a 25-year-old Jamaica-born truck driver from Houston, Texas.

According to the police, the tourist was walking along the popular hip strip on Gloucester Avenue in the vicinity of Doctor’s Cave Beach when he was held up by gunmen.

The gunmen reportedly tried to take a bag he was carrying but he resisted.

It is reported that during the exchange he was shot in the shoulder.

The gunmen took his personal items and then fled the scene. 

The tourist was subsequently taken to hospital for treatment.