Mexican authorities said Saturday that they are searching for a gunmen who opened fire on an official of the U.S. consulate in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara. The shooting appeared to be a direct attempt to kill the employee.

The Attorney General’s Office said the U.S. official was wounded in the attack Friday in Guadalajara. The city is the capital of the Jalisco State, which is dominated by the hyper-violent Jalisco New Generation Cartel. However there was no immediate evidence of any cartel link to the attack on the American diplomat.

Surveillance video of the attack shows the American Indian gunmen following the American official in parking garage and waits for him to exit the building in his vehicle before firing a round into the car’s windshield.

The consulate offered a $20.000 reward for information on the attacker. An attack on diplomatic personnel would be considered a federal crime in Mexico.

In 2012, uniformed police pumped 152 bullets into a U.S. Embassy vehicle carrying two CIA agents and a Mexican Navy captain. The police officers said they had responded to shots fired from the embassy SUV.

AP / AA Magnum News 2017.

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