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#3498: Gunmen kill prominent Haitian doctor - REUTER's FWD (fwd)
Gunmen kill prominent Haitian doctor
PORT-AU-PRINCE, May 7 (Reuters) - Gunmen shot and killed one of Haiti's best
known doctors in broad daylight on a busy Port-au-Prince street, hospital
officials said on Sunday.
Dr. Harry Bordes, 74, a pioneer in public health medicine in Haiti and author
of several medical books, had just picked up his car from a mechanic on
Saturday and was sitting in traffic when several gunmen got out of a taxi and
fired at him.
One of the gunmen was later killed by an angry mob, according to Radio
With just two weeks until Haiti is scheduled to hold legislative and
municipal elections, violence has escalated dramatically this past month in
the Caribbean nation.
Copyright 2000 Reuters Limited.