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Canadian man killed in apparent Escazú home invasion

Brad Deering, a 42-year-old Canadian man who resided in Costa Rica, was killed Thursday by three unidentified gunmen who police believe were attempting to burglarize a home in an upscale neighborhood of Escazú, southwest of the capital.

According to Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ), three men arrived at the home in Guachipelín around noon, dressed as private security officers, entered the property and tied up a security guard. Deering, originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, and three other people inside the home were also attacked and tied up, an OIJ spokesman said.  

Police said Deering was shot three times while trying to escape. The suspects fled the scene after the shooting. The OIJ spokesmen said no further information is immediately available, and the case is under investigation.

A Canadian Embassy spokeswoman said they will address the issue after talking to Deering’s family.

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