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An American doctor was murdered in Belize in what local authorities are saying was a shooting involving a member of a gang.

Dr. Gary Swank was found dead Sunday alongside a local tour guide, identified by local authorities as Mario Graniel.

The article goes on to state the following:

Chester Williams, the commissioner of police in Belize, said that Swank was a victim of circumstance.

CNN further reported:

Gary Swank was visiting the Central American country with his family. He had been on a fishing boat with local guide Mario Graniel when they were both shot dead, Belize Police Commissioner Chester Williams said in a press conference Monday recorded by the San Pedro Sun newspaper.
In the recording, Williams said the tour guide had a disagreement with a local gang kingpin, and agrees that Swank was a “victim of circumstance.”
“We maintain police presence in the area to protect him and the community from further shootings but we can’t follow the man everywhere he goes,” he said. “He decided to go out with a tourist.”
“We did what we could have done in terms of detaining those who we believe were responsible and maintaining presence in the area where he lived.”


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