American tourist shot and wounded in South Africa

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
July 2, 2010 03:32

JOHANNESBURG — A 35-year-old American was shot and robbed Thursday while walking to his hotel but his life is not in danger, a police spokeswoman said.

The victim, identified as David James Bueche, was assaulted by four men as he was looking for his accommodation in Johannesburg's affluent Sandton area late Wednesday, Brig. Sally De Beers said.

Following the assault, Bueche entered a house and the occupants called paramedics. They discovered he had a gunshot wound, De Beers said. The victim had complained of chest pain, but was not aware of the wound, she said.

Bueche's condition is stable but he will remain hospitalized for up to 10 days, said Mande Toubkin, a spokeswoman for Netcare Sunninghill Hospital.


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