Former Spanish politician Alejo Vidal-Quadras was shot in the face after leaving a church, possibly in an assassination attempt.
The attacker, wearing a motorcycle helmet, fled on a motorcycle with an accomplice.
Vidal-Quadras, a former leader of the PP and co-founder of the Vox party, is in serious but stable condition.
#Agresión con arma de fuego en c/Núñez de Balboa, 40. #Salamanca.@SAMUR_PC estabiliza a un hombre de 78 años con una herida por arma de fuego y lo traslada a un hospital de #Madrid.@policia investiga. Colabora @policiademadrid. pic.twitter.com/OZHJH866no
— Emergencias Madrid (@EmergenciasMad) November 9, 2023
The attack occurred during a time of political unrest in Spain, as left-wing parties try to form a new government, with controversy surrounding potential pardons for Catalan separatists.
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