Guayaquil Ecuador: U.S. citizen seriously wounded by robbers while playing Pokémon

Posted on August 8, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Tourist Attacked, Tourist Robbed

American was seriously shot and robbed in Guayaquil near park
U.S. citizen just left park while playing Pokémon Go on his tablet
Victim fought off robbery attempt of his tablet – shot twice – once in the stomach
Wife received head wound by being hit in head with pistol reported Michael W. a U.S. citizen arrived in Ecuador in July of 2016 to marry his girlfriend. Monday evening at about 21:00 he was playing Pokémon Go on his tablet. When he and his wife left Samanes park, they were intercepted by two minors who attempted to steal the tablet. The American resisted the robbery and was shot twice. One bullet pierced his stomach and another grazed his leg. He lost 2.5 liters of blood and is still in intensive care. The victims wife was attacked with the handle of a 22 mm gun on the head. The American is in need of three pints of AB negative blood. Read Article


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