Gunman at large after wounding U.S. consular official in Mexico

A gunman wounded an official from the U.S. consulate in Mexico´s western city of Guadalajara when he opened fire on his auto in broad daylight, officials said Saturday.

The US Embassy in Mexico posted a tweet advertising a $20,000 (18,900 euros) reward for information regarding the shooter's whereabouts.

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Although the video of the attack suggests that the shooter deliberately targeted the victim, previous attacks on USA officials in Mexico have turned out to be mistakes. Mexican authorities said the victim, who has not yet been officially identified, is in a stable condition. The city is the capital of Jalisco state, which is dominated by the hyper-violent Jalisco New Generation cartel. A consulate spokesperson spoke to The Guardian and said that they are working with Mexican law enforcement in this matter.

Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city, is located in the western Jalisco state. The US consulate has not commented or given any information on the victim's identity.

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The State Department has not named the person who was shot, but the Mexico Attorney General's office identified him as Christopher Ashcraft.

The gunman then fired a shot into the car's windshield in an apparent attempt to kill the official. After hit squads forced the vehicle off the road and surrounded it, the Zetas commander ordered the US agents to get out.

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