Dutch woman (27) killed by stray bullet in Colombia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that a Dutch tourist has been killed in Colombia. The woman was hit by a stray bullet and later died from her wounds.

The 27-year-old woman was sitting in a restaurant in the Colombian town of Leticia when two men entered and opened fire.

“We are aware of the tragic death. According to the authorities, she became the victim of a stray bullet. We are assisting the relatives with consular assistance,” a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs tells RTL Nieuws.

Died from her injuries

According to local authorities, the Dutch woman from Gelderland suffered serious injuries after being hit by the stray bullet.

Eyewitnesses claim she and a Brazilian woman were talking to each other when the shooting began. Both women were hit and brought to a local hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.

Two men from Leticia were also shot, they remain in a critical condition.

Assailants on the run

The two men who carried out the shooting fled the scene. A manhunt is now underway, however, the reason for the shooting remains unknown.

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Before becoming the Senior Editor of DutchReview, Sarah was a fresh-faced international looking to learn more about the Netherlands. Since moving here in 2017, Sarah has added a BA in English and Philosophy (Hons.), an MA in Literature (Hons.), and over three years of writing experience at DutchReview to her skillset. When Sarah isn't acting as a safety threat to herself and others (cycling), you can find her trying to sound witty while writing about some of the stickier topics such as mortgages and Dutch law.


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