In Ecuador, a Latin American country, opposition presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was shot dead. Villavicencio was shot during an election rally in the capital, Quito.
The police later managed to capture the shooter, who was also killed in a shootout by the police.
It is said that although 59-year-old Fernando, who was shot, was rushed to the hospital, he was already dead.
Shocked by the murder of Fernando Villavicencio, Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso said on Twitter that it was a heinous crime and that steps would be taken to find the killers and give them severe punishment. The Twitter social media network is now known as ‘X’.
Guillermo Lasso will hold the presidency of Ecuador from 2021. Regarding the shooting of Villavicencio, President Lazo also held a special meeting with security chiefs. (Reuters)
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