Authorities Searching For Gunman Who Shot A U.S. Consular Official In Mexico


The FBI is currently offering a $20,000 reward for any information on the man who shot a U.S. consular official Friday, in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Mexico’s attorney general’s office confirmed in a statement Saturday morning that it is working with the U.S. embassy “to find those responsible for this unfortunate event.”

The attorney general’s office said the victim was in “stable” condition and under police protection at a local area hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the upper chest. The office added that Mexican federal and state officials are currently investigating the attack.

According to The Guardian, a source within the Guadalajara police force, who asked to remain anonymous because he is not authorized to publicly discuss the case, said the victim was 31-year-old Christoper Nolan Ashcraft.

In a surveillance video posted to the U.S. General Consulate in Guadalajara’s Facebook page, a man wearing sunglasses and blue clothing is seen standing near a gate.

As a vehicle approaches the gate, the man pulls out a gun, fires a shot, and runs away.

A video of the shooting may be seen below:

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