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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. 

11:34 05-07-00

Copyright 2000 Reuters Limited.