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Canadian killed, American wounded in Mexico shooting

August 17, 2018 1:46 AM
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GUADALAJARA, Mexico: A Canadian man was killed and a Mexican-American badly wounded in a gun attack at a shopping centre in Mexico's second city Guadalajara, prosecutors said Thursday.

A group of four people was entering the shopping centre Wednesday night when gunmen approached them in three cars, got out and opened fire, said Jalisco state prosecutor Raul Sanchez Jimenez.

Canadian national Bugget Giuseppe was killed and a dual Mexican-American citizen identified only as Alfredo M was wounded, he said.

A woman with them was unharmed, while the fourth person has not been located.

Alfredo M was taken to hospital in a serious condition and has undergone four surgeries so far, said Sanchez.

A security guard and a passerby were also wounded by bullet fragments.

Local television stations showed images of shattered shop windows in the aftermath of the shooting.

Violence has increased in Guadalajara since March 2017 as the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel has been riven by infighting, according to authorities.

Mexico registered a record 28,711 murders last year, in violence driven mainly by its powerful drug cartels.


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