QUITO (Reuters) – The mayor of the Ecuadorian Pacific port city of Manta, Agustin Intriago, was assassinated on Sunday, authorities stated, in a brazen attack that stunned the political facility.
Police stated the 38-year-old Intriago, who was re-elected as mayor of Manta in February, had actually been examining public operate in the city at the time of the attack.
It was not instantly clear why the mayor had actually been assaulted.
Interior Minister Juan Zapata stated a female had actually likewise passed away in the event, and 4 other individuals were injured. Two of them are suspects in the killing, he stated on Twitter.
The community federal government of Manta stated on its Twitter account that Intriago had actually been shot dead.
President Guillermo Lasso revealed his grief on Twitter and purchased authorities to bring the killers to justice.
Former President Rafael Correa revealed his shock on Twitter and stated: “I can’t believe this has happened.”
In May, shooters targeted the mayor of the city of Duran. He emerged untouched from the attack, however a police officer was eliminated and numerous other individuals were injured, media reported.
Intriago came from a regional political celebration in Manta, a city of well over 200,000 occupants.