Guadalajara: Gunman wounds U.S. consulate official in apparently targeted attack

Guadalajara: Gunman wounds U.S. consulate official in apparently targeted attack
The gunman is seen firing his weapon at his target, a U.S. Consular officer in Guadalajara. (Image: Screen grab of Consulate security video via BNO News, YouTube)

[Ed. – Guy followed him through a parking lot in order to shoot him.  This wasn’t collateral or random damage.]

Mexican prosecutors said Saturday they are searching for a gunman who opened fire on an official of the U.S. consulate in the western city of Guadalajara.

The Attorney General’s Office said Saturday the official was wounded in the attack Friday in Guadalajara. The city is the capital of Jalisco state, which is dominated by the hyper-violent Jalisco New Generation cartel. There was no immediate evidence of any cartel link to the attack.

Surveillance video of the attack shows the gunman following the official in a parking garage. The official, whose name was not released, was dressed in shorts.

The shooting appeared to be a direct attempt to kill the consular employee.

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