Argentine deputy targeted in 'premeditated shooting'

Argentine deputy targeted in
# 10 May 2019 11:56 (UTC +04:00)

An Argentine deputy has been seriously injured and another man killed in a shooting outside parliament in Buenos Aires, officials say, ONA reports citing BBC.

Hector Olivares, of Argentina's Radical Civic Union (UCR), was shot three times by armed suspects while walking with a colleague on Thursday morning.

Mr Olivares, 61, was taken to hospital. His colleague Miguel Marcelo Yadón died from his injuries, police said.

Mr Olivares had been working on a law to limit football-related violence.

Police have not said if there is any link between the initiative and Thursday's attack.

The two men were targeted by suspects in a vehicle near the National Congress building at about 07:00 local time (10:00 GMT).

Fellow UCR lawmaker, José Cano, said the shooting was a "premeditated act".

"The information we have is that the car was parked half an hour before, they were waiting for [Mr Olivares] because he would go out for a walk in that place every day with Mr Yadón," he said.