Two men have been charged in connection with the shooting of a British couple on holiday in Barbados, local police said.
Inspector David Welch of Royal Barbados Police identified the victims as 59-year-old Ann Prior and her husband Philip, 72, who were shot during a robbery as they visited the Caribbean island on a cruise ship on Sunday.
Police expect the two suspects, who have yet to be named, will be brought before a court in the next 24 hours.
"Two persons have been charged. One person was charged with serious bodily harm to two visitors", Inspector Welch said. "He has, in addition, been charged with another man with the offence of robbery".
A spokesperson for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados has said the woman who was shot during a reported robbery in Bridgetown has been discharged. The second injured British tourist - a man in his 70s - remains in hospital.
Two persons from a cruise ship docked in Barbados were treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH). A male and female presented to Accident and Emergency at approximately 2.45pm on March 17, 2013 with sustained injuries. They were seen within 20 minutes of their arrival and treated. The female has subsequently been released while the male was admitted to the hospital for continued care.
– Spokesperson for Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados
Two women who were raped on a beach in Barbados in 2010 say that the local police are charging the wrong person in an attempt to protect the island's tourism.
Dr Rachel Turner from Hertfordshire and Diana Davies from Anglesey in North Wales have waived their right to anonymity because they believe that Barbadian Derick Crawford was not the man who attacked them.
A committal hearing on the Caribbean island was adjourned earlier today.
The Royal Barbados Police Force issued a statement saying that the investigators tasked with this case believed the evidence strongly supports "the decision to arrest and charge Mr Crawford".