Police in Avellaneda, a city adjacent to Buenos Aires, on Saturday arrested a man suspected of shooting a Sweden tourist whose leg was subsequently amputated..
Buenos Aires City Police carried out several raids in the Isla Maciel area of Avellaneda. The suspect is a 22-year-old man. Another, Rodrigo Peláez, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly driving the escape car.
Tourist Christoffer Persson lost his leg after being shot in downtown Buenos Aires the previous weekend.
The 36-year-old was standing at the corner of Tacuarí and Venezuela streets in Monserrat (only a couple of blocks away from Casa Sueca housing the Swedish Club, various Swedish companies and, until very recently, the Swedish Embassy, now in Puerto Madero) when he pulled out his smartphone to consult Google Maps and find his bearings.