Tourist to be released from South Florida hospital after being shot in Turks and Caicos

Michael Jones shot Friday night inside luxury villa

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – An attorney from Washington, D.C., is expected to be released from a South Florida hospital this week after being shot while on vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Michael Jones was airlifted to South Florida after he was shot Friday night. He has been receiving treatment at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood.

Royal Turks and Caicos police said Jones and his family were inside of a lavish villa located on the main island of Providenciales when two men stormed in.

Police said the men tied up a security guard before shooting Jones and stealing only his laptop computer.

"We do know that the victim received a single gunshot wound to the upper body," police Commissioner John Smith said. 

Jones was first taken to a hospital in Turks and Caicos before he was flown to South Florida for additional treatment.

The incident comes just five weeks after another American was shot in Turks and Caicos during a robbery attempt.

Kevin Newman, of Alabama, was shot in the abdomen and also flown to South Florida.


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