Dane shot dead in Mexico

Mexican police looking for witnesses

A middle-aged Danish man was shot and killed in Mexico yesterday, according to the Foreign Ministry’s citizen service department.

The local Mexican media Proceso reported that Hansmorten Vejby Svensson, 47, was shot three times in front of his home in the Mexico City suburb of Polanco after getting into an argument with a man in the street.

“We are already reviewing cameras in Mexico City and, of course, the testimony of the staff that was there, specifically a janitor,” the city prosecutor Rodolfo Rios Garza, told Proceso.

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Theft attempt
The police are working with the assumption that the perpetrator wanted to steal the Dane’s watch and the situation escalated to murder.

According to duty officer at the Foreign Ministry’s citizen service, Folmer Jensen, Svensson’s next of kin have been notified.