A Colombian businessman was injured when assassins shot him in front of Bogota‘s international El Dorado airport on Wednesday evening, local media reported.
According to airport police commander Colonel Rafael Mendez, the victim had just arrived from Fort Lauderdale and was attacked when he, his wife and 7-year-old son were getting into the family car that was parked on the airport parking lot.
“They shot a few times and one bullet hit him in the chest. The gentleman is an emerald trader, had several bodyguards and was about to get into his car. He is stable and in the Colombia clinic,” the police official told Caracol Radio.
Following the attack, the assassins got into a taxi and fled. The motorbike they had arrived on was left abandoned at the scene, Mendez said.
Bogota police are now looking for the taxi and the perpetrators of the attack, the police official added.