American shot during burglary in Turks & Caicos

An man from Washington, D.C., was shot during a Friday night burglary in the Turks and Caicos Islands. 

A masked gunman shot Michael Jones at a home in Tranquility Lane in the Leeward area of Providenciales, according to the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force. 

The burglars broke into a home and beat up and tied up a security guard before wounding Jones, 57, according to the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force. 

Rescue took Jones to Cheshire Hall Medical Center and a medical plane brought him to Fort Lauderdale about 4:45 p.m. Saturday. Jones was at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood. 

Detectives were investigating the incident and The Ministry of Tourism and the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association was offering the family assistance. 

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Local 10 News Marcine Joseph contributed to this report. 

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