Two foreigners killed over debt dispute in east China city

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Two foreigners were killed and another injured in an aggravated debt dispute Saturday night in the coastal city of Xiamen in east China’s Fujian Province, local police said.

The dead included a woman from Venezuela and a man whose nationality was not unknown yet.

The other foreigner, who was a suspect as the police said, was hospitalized for injuries. His nationality was not confirmed either.

The police did not reveal if there were other people involved in the case.

Initial investigation showed the homicide was triggered by a debt dispute. One dagger had been found on the scene, near the Marco Polo Hotel on Jianye Road.

It was unclear when the homicide happened, but local police said they received a report about it at 9:52 p.m.

Local police were still investigating the case.