Suspected Thieves shoot dead British man in Buenos Aires

A British man has been killed and his son wounded after being shot during a suspected robbery outside a five-star hotel in Buenos Aires.

The pair, aged 50 and 28, were taken to hospital after the attack in the Puerto Madero area of the Argentine capital.

The father had been shot in the chest and died, while his son suffered a thigh wound.

Security camera footage shows the two men getting out of a white van outside the Faena Art Hotel in Puerto Madero, an exclusive waterfront district popular with tourists.

At 11:00 am local time they were approached by by at least two men on a motorbike, apparently accompanied by another vehicle.

The images show the two British nationals resisting the attempt to steal their baggage, and a fight goes on for some 40 seconds. The suspects left the scene and police are still searching for them.

The UK foreign office is supporting the family of two British men following an incident and were in contact with the the local authorities.

Motorbike attacks are common in Buenos Aires, specially foreigners have been a regular target target.

Visiting tourists are warned to be alert to street crime, including armed robberies, and advised to hand over cash and valuables without resistance.