Horrific moment armed robbers shoot a British father, 50, dead and injure his stepson, 28, outside a five-star hotel in Argentina
- Britons were named locally as Mateus Gibrand and stepson Stefan Joshua Zone
- They were ambushed outside Faena Art Hotel in Buenos Aires Saturday morning
- Mr Gibrand and Mr Zone were ambushed by motorbike-riding thus for their bags
- Mr Gibrand was fatally shot in the chest and Mr Zone was wounded in the thigh
This is the horrific moment armed robbers shoot a British father dead and gravely injure his stepson outside a five-star hotel in Argentina.
The tourist, named locally as Matthew Charles Gibrand, 50, was gunned down by motorbike-riding thugs in an ambush in Buenos Aires on Saturday morning.
His stepson Stefan Joshua Zone, 28, was shot in the leg after the pair refused to hand over their luggage and tried to fight off the robbers outside the Faena Art Hotel.
CCTV footage shows one of the crooks flying off the motorcycle to tackle one of the Britons to the ground, before the other man, believed to be Mr Gibrand, bravely rushes in to kick an assailant.
The man believed to be Mr Gibrand (black t-shirt, blue jeans on the left) can be seen struggling with the attackers before shots are fired outside the Faena Art Hotel on Saturday morning
The men can be seen running around in the street during the ferocious skirmish before shots are fired
The attackers are seen struggling with the men who try to fight them off before shots are fired from a pistol
There is a ferocious struggle for their bags before shots are fired by an attacker with a pistol.
A man, believed to be Mr Zone, is seen writhing in agony clutching his thigh after the first shot is seen.
Mr Gibrand can be seen attempting to grapple with one of the motorbike-riders before he too is shot and then moves off screen.
According to local media a bullet fatally passed through Mr Gibrand’s right armpit and possibly penetrated his lung.
CCTV footage shows one of the crooks flying off the motorcycle to tackle one of the Britons to the ground, before the other man, believed to be Mr Gibrand, bravely rushes in to kick an assailant
A woman appears to grab hold of the baggage (right) during the chaos – it is not clear what role she plays
Meanwhile, Mr Zone was rushed to hospital and remains in a serious condition after he was shot in the thigh.
Three ambulances were scrambled to the scene, with one medic explaining: ‘We took him to the Hospital Argerich, his condition is serious, he has serious injuries because he has had bloodshed.’
A picture from the scene shows a body slumped on the pavement while medics scramble to save his life.
Police sources told TN that they believe the tourists’ vehicle was ‘marked’ at the airport by the robbers and then trailed into the city.
Two British holidaymakers are believed to have been shot and wounded by suspected armed robbers outside a five-star hotel in Argentina
Both men were jumped outside the Faena Art Hotel at about 11am local time today (file photo)
A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: ‘We are supporting the family of two British men following an incident in Buenos Aires, and are in contact with the local authorities there.’
Last year the Foreign Office said 111,638 British tourists travelled to Argentina and most visits were trouble-free.
However, they warn travellers to be mindful of distraction thefts, bag snatching, pick pocketing and street robberies.