North Coast July 7, 2023 | 4:53 pm

American citizen loses his life in a confusing incident in Puerto Plata

Puerto Plata.- Tragic news emerged as Lewis Ira Hagan, a 58-year-old American man, was found lifeless on Friday morning with a gunshot wound to his upper femur. Authorities rushed him to Sabaneta Clinic, but he had already passed away.

The incident took place in the Veragua District during the early hours of the morning. Hagan was reportedly at an entertainment venue accompanied by an unidentified woman when a dispute broke out with several individuals, believed to be Dominicans. Following the altercation, Hagan left the scene and headed towards Sabaneta de Yásica, where he resided.

Unfortunately, on the Sabaneta Palo Amarillo highway, near the police station, three men in a car overtook him, leading to an altercation that resulted in Hagan sustaining a gunshot wound to his femur. He was left unattended for an extended period, eventually succumbing to his injuries, presumably due to severe bleeding.

The incident occurred at around 3:30 AM, after which Hagan was promptly taken to Sabaneta Clinic. Tragically, he had already passed away by the time he arrived at the medical facility. Authorities are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident in order to bring those responsible to justice.

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July 7, 2023 8:52 pm

in the DR best to be home (and stay home) after 9PM – things get crazy after 10’ish – sad to see loss of life

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Dominican Dan
July 10, 2023 2:42 am
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The guys will not likely be brought to justice, either.

Paul Tierney
July 8, 2023 8:48 am

It seems the man was targeted or perhaps a victim of road rage. The woman is the key. Who knows at this point in time what was the cause. May Mr. Hagan RIP

July 8, 2023 7:03 pm

nothing good happens after 10 pm….especially here in DR …

July 13, 2023 10:07 am

Thank you to everyone sending condolences this Mr Hagen is my Family and love life, he travels all over he’s retired and would give anyone whatever they ask especially a good time. We miss him a lot…