ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT: Shooter On The Loose, Manhunt Underway [VIDEO]

After an attempted assassination, a shooter is on the loose and a manhunt is underway.

Proving that the world is a dangerous place and life can be taken from us at any moment, an official from the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico, was nearly killed on Saturday. According to the Mexico Attorney General’s office, the victim’s name is Christopher Ashcroft. He is in stable condition after surviving an attempted assassination.

Surveillance video of the assault shows the gunman, dressed in a blue T-shirt and pants, follow the consular employee to a parking garage. He waited until his intended victim exited the garage in his vehicle, and pulled a gun when the car approached the exit, firing a round into the windshield before running away.

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El FBI ofrece una recompensa de $ 20,000 dólares por información que lleve a la identificación del sujeto que disparó a un oficial del Consulado de los Estados Unidos hoy en Guadalajara. Por favor llame a la Embajada de los Estados Unidos en la Ciudad de México si lo reconoce al (01-55) 5080-2000. El video del tirador está disponible en esta página de Facebook

Posted by Consulado General de los Estados Unidos en Guadalajara on Friday, January 6, 2017

If you recognize the man in this video, please call the Embassy of the United States in Mexico at (01-55) 5080-2000.

The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information on the attacker.

Here’s a closer view of the gunman’s face:

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El FBI ofrece una recompensa de $ 20,000 dólares por información que lleve a la identificación del sujeto que disparó a un oficial del Consulado de los Estados Unidos hoy en Guadalajara. Por favor llame a la Embajada de los Estados Unidos en la Ciudad de México si lo reconoce al (01-55) 5080-2000. El video del tirador está disponible en esta página de Facebook

Posted by Consulado General de los Estados Unidos en Guadalajara on Friday, January 6, 2017

Yahoo News reports that this is not the first time something like this has transpired in Mexico:

In 2012, uniformed police pumped 152 bullets into a U.S. Embassy vehicle carrying two CIA officers and a Mexican Navy captain. The police officers, who wounded the Americans and face attempted murder charges, initially said the people they attacked were in uniform and marked cars, and that they had responded to fire from the SUV. But details of the attorney general’s investigation said those attacked were in street clothes, riding in unmarked vehicles (including two of their personal cars) and under order at all times from their commanding officers.

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.

Mexico isn’t just a dangerous place to live or visit; it can also prove deadly for government employees who work there. Please keep Christopher Ashcraft in your prayers as he recovers from what was undoubtedly the scariest moment he has ever experienced. Share this report if you are glad to hear that he has survived the attempt on his life.

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