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Photo: Screenshot from surveillance video released by U.S. consulate in Guadalajara, Jalisco

U.S. consular official shot in Jalisco in stable condition

07/01/2017
12:21
AP y Reuters
Guadalajara, Jalisco
Alexandra Alper, Mark Stevenson
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The U.S. consulate said on its Facebook page that the FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information on the attacker

An American consular official was shot in Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city in the restive western state of Jalisco, but is now in stable condition, Mexican authorities said on Saturday.

Mexican Attorney General’s Office said Saturday that federal and state authorities are searching for a gunman who opened fire on an official of the U.S. consulate in the western city of Guadalajara , Friday evening.

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.

The attacker doesn't appear to try to approach the official while he is walking, but instead waits for him to exit the parking garage in his vehicle and fires a round into the car's windshield.

The U.S. consulate said on its Facebook page that the FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information on the attacker.

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