An American tourist identified as an NAACP leader from Virginia was shot dead in an ambush in the Turks and Caicos on Sunday, police said.
Kent Carter was killed when the vehicle he was traveling in on his way back from an excursion in Long Bay was shot up by several men brandishing automatic weapons, the Arlington County NAACP confirmed to Fox 5 DC.
“These criminals began to indiscriminately shoot into the vehicle,” Turks and Caicos Police Commissioner Trevor Botting said in a recorded statement on Monday.
Another person was wounded in the ambush.
Police tracked down the suspected gunmen, and possibly killed one of them during a shootout.