Israeli tourist shot dead in Costa Rica
Itai Elias, a 26-year-old Israeli tourist, was shot and killed early Monday in the Costa Rican central Pacific coast town of Jacó, police said.
The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) reported Elias was shot once in the right clavicle at 4:55 a.m. near Pops ice cream shop in Jacó. Elias died at 5:25 a.m.
Witnesses reported that five people drove by the area in a car Monday morning. Local OIJ officials did not have any clues to the identity of the five assailants other than their gender – three men and two women.
Officials did not know the make or model of the car as of Monday afternoon, but said they were investigating the murder.
Israeli news reports have differed from local reports on details such as the exact location of the shooting and the duration of Elias´ visit. The Tico Times confirmed the above information with the Jacó office of the OIJ.
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