GRAPHIC VIDEO: Texas chemistry teacher shot, killed in Benghazi
POSTED: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:19pm
UPDATED: Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 11:11am
Benghazi, Libya (NBC) — A chemistry teacher from Texas was shot and killed Thursday as he jogged along a street in Benghazi, Libya.
33-year-old Ronnie Smith taught at the International school in Benghazi, Libya. A spokesman for the Al-Galsa Hospital said Smith's body was brought to the hospital early Thursday with gunshot wounds.
Smith was running near the American Consulate where the U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans were killed in a militant attack in 2012.
Smith taught at Benghazi's International School that follows an American curriculum.
No group has claimed responsibility for the killing. Smith was one of four people killed in Benghazi, today, according to the hospital spokesman.
Libya is still dominated by heavily armed militias that helped overthrow dictator Moammar Khadafy in 2011 and have yet to give up their weapons to the government.