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Korean tourist shot dead in Guam

By Choi Jeong-yoon

Published : Jan. 5, 2024 - 11:14

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A South Korean national was killed in a gun attack in the US territory of Guam on Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday.

According to the ministry, a South Korean tourist visiting Guam was taken to a hospital, where he died, after being shot in a robbery. Local media outlets reported the shooting happened at Gun Beach in Tumon at around 8 p.m. Thursday. The victim, assumed to be in his 50s, was promptly taken to a hospital in the area.

The beach is located at the northern end of the main tourist area and is a popular spot for locals and travelers alike. It takes its name for the remains of Japanese artillery from World War II located there.

The ministry did not disclose any details of the victim, citing that the identity cannot be verified as it is personal information.

The Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Hagatna, in the island's capital village, dispatched a consular official to the hospital immediately after the incident took place, according to the ministry.