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Canadian killed, American wounded in Mexico shooting

  • News Desk

    Agence France-Presse

Guadalajara, Mexico   /   Fri, August 17, 2018   /   10:01 am
Canadian killed, American wounded in Mexico shooting Police officers block a road near a house where a shooting and hostage situation took place in Playas de Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico on July 30, 2018. A man and his wife were found dead after a shoot-out with the police who were alerted by a passer-by who was shot on the leg by the agressor before apparently taking his wife and son as hostages. Two policemen where injured while the child was not harmed in the incident. GUILLERMO ARIAS / AFP (AFP/Guillermo Arias)

A Canadian man was killed and a Mexican-American badly wounded in a gun attack at a shopping center in Mexico's second city Guadalajara, prosecutors said Thursday.

A group of four people was entering the shopping center Wednesday night when gunmen approached them in three cars, got out and opened fire, said Jalisco state prosecutor Raul Sanchez Jimenez.

Canadian national Bugget Giuseppe was killed and a dual Mexican-American citizen identified only as Alfredo M was wounded, he said.

A woman with them was unharmed, while the fourth person has not been located.

Alfredo M was taken to hospital in a serious condition and has undergone four surgeries so far, said Sanchez.

A security guard and a passerby were also wounded by bullet fragments.

Local television stations showed images of shattered shop windows in the aftermath of the shooting.

Violence has increased in Guadalajara since March 2017 as the Jalisco New Generation drug cartel has been riven by infighting, according to authorities.

Mexico registered a record 28,711 murders last year, in violence driven mainly by its powerful drug cartels.

Since 2006, when the government deployed the army to fight drug trafficking, more than 200,000 people have been murdered. Another 30,000 are missing.