Judicial police said that intruders shot a U.S. citizen during a home invasion Saturday morning.
They said the victim, identified by the last name of Lee, was being cared for at Hospital CIMA in Escazú.
The victim lives in Chacarita in Puntarenas. Agents said that the man usually is guarded when he sleeps, but that he had fired his guard Friday.
The intruders came to where the man was sleeping on the second floor and shot him in the buttock, said agents. They took 300,000 colons or about $600, they said,