Estefany Puente, a candidate for the National Assembly, was grazed by a bullet in her left arm when two unidentified men intercepted her vehicle and shot through the windshield.
A Ecuadorian legislative candidate shot dead This Thursday, a day after presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was assassinated in an attack in Quito while he was driving his car, the local press reported.
Victim of the attack Stephen’s Bridgecandidate to unify the National Assembly (AN, Parliament) in elections on the 20th of this month, and the incident occurred this afternoon in Quevedo, in the central province of Los Rios.
Puente was in his vehicle with his father and an accomplice when he was stopped by two unidentified men. Several shots were fired at the glasss, in the direction of Puente, and escaped.
Local newspapers reported that one of the bullets grazed the candidate’s left arm the universe And First fruits.
Puente is a candidate for AN for a local coalition, for which he ran for councilorship in the last elections.
The event took place amid the uproar over the killing of Villavicencio, one of the eight presidential candidates on Sunday the 20th, who was due to complete the term of incumbent President Guillermo. Lasso will be chosen.
Police are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the attack and are also examining security cameras to capture footage of what happened.
This Wednesday, after a political meeting in Quito, presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was assassinated with three bullets to the head by a group of Colombians who had already been detained by the authorities.
Ecuador will elect a new president on August 20.
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