Dutch man, 62, gunned down in Peru

A police officer in Peru
A police officer in Peru. Photo: Alex Proimos / Wikimedia Commons

A man from the Netherlands was shot and killed in a suburb of Lima, the capital of Peru. The municipality of Miraflores - the rich suburb where the shooting happened - said that the murder was a settlement, ANP reports.

The shooting happened when the victim arrived at his home in Miraflores. Two people rode by on a motorcycle, and the passenger opened fire on the Dutch man before they drove off. He was hit three times in the head. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed ANP wire that a 62-year-old Dutch man who lived in Peru was killed. The police are investigating, a Ministry spokesperson said.

The mayor of Miraflores said on twitter that the Dutch man was imprisoned in Sarita Colonia, but did not say for what crime, according to the news wire. 

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