May 22, 2013
US tourist shot in Florida street
A US tourist was shot as he was robbed by two men in Florida street in downtown Buenos Aires, according to police sources.
The incident took place in a shopping mall located at Florida 500, where the tourist, along with another person, was purchasing dollars to an informal street vendor and two men tried to rob him.
The US citizen began fighting with the thieves and was shot in in his gluteus. He was immediately taken to the Argerich hospital in La Boca, while police officers detaineds the robbers on Maipú street.Florida is a pedestrian walkway and one of the most popular touristic spots in downtown Buenos Aires.