*UPDATE* Assassination Attempt At U.S. Consulate, Shooter Is…

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*UPDATE*- There has been an arrest made. US Secretary of State John Kerry thanked the Mexican government for the “swift and decisive arrest of a suspect in the heinous attack against our Foreign Service Officer colleague in Guadalajara, Mexico.”

Original story:

An official of the U.S. Consulate in the Mexican city of Guadalajara was the victim of an attempted assassination and the FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information on the attacker.

The victim, Christopher Ashcraft was listed in stable condition after being shot in the chest, according to a statement from the Mexico Attorney General’s office.

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

Surveillance video of the attack shows the gunman following the official in a parking garage.

The official was dressed in shorts. 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.

Here’s some video:

This isn’t the first time this has happened.

In 2012, uniformed police pumped 152 bullets into a U.S. Embassy vehicle carrying two CIA officers and a Mexican Navy captain.

In 2014, a Mexican gang leader was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2010 slayings in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, of a U.S. consulate employee, her husband and the husband of another employee.

A Mexican drug cartel lieutenant pleaded guilty in 2013 to murder and attempted murder of an officer or employee of the United States in the Feb. 15, 2011, shootings of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

The attackers acknowledged they were members of a Los Zetas Cartel hit squad and directly participated in the attack, which resulted in the death of ICE agent Jaime Zapata and the wounding of his colleague Victor Avila, both based in Texas.

Dangerous place to be.

God Bless.

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