Tourist Shot in MoBay

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The Police are this afternoon intensifying investigations into the gun attack last night in Montego Bay St. James on a tourist from the United States

It’s understood that the 25 year old male tourist from Houston Texas was shot after he resisted an attempt to rob him.

The incident happened about 9:20 last night.

Reports are that the tourist was walking on the hip strip on Gloucester Avenue in the vicinity of Doctor’s Cave Beach.

He was pounced on by gunmen who attempted to relieve him of a bag.

The Texas resident who’s a Truck Driver resisted and was shot in the shoulder.
He remains in hospital this afternoon.

The gunmen escaped with the bag.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.