美国驻墨西哥领事官员遭枪击受伤

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年1月8日 作者:美国之音双语新闻(VOA News)

墨西哥国旗的一部分
墨西哥国旗的一部分

美国驻墨西哥瓜达拉哈拉市的一名领事官员星期五晚间遭枪击受伤。当局正试图确认嫌疑人的身份。

经确认,这名官员名叫阿什克夫特,担任外交官13年。根据墨西哥检察总长办公室的声明,这位官员目前伤势稳定。

美国领事馆上传社交媒体脸书的视频显示,枪手星期五晚上向这名领事官员的汽车开枪之前,曾在停车场外等候。

枪手曾經在停车场跟踪这名美国领馆官员,但没有对他开枪,直到这名官员开车驶出停车场。

枪手冲着汽车挡风玻璃开了一枪,显然企图枪杀这名领事官员。枪手的动机还不得而知。

视频显示这名男子身穿蓝色衬衫,戴着墨镜,但是还没有关于枪手的其它信息。美国联邦调查局悬赏2万美金获取抓捕嫌疑人的线索。

US Consular Official Shot, Wounded in Mexico

An official with the U.S. consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico was shot and wounded Friday night. Authorities are trying to identify a suspect.

The official — identified as 13-year foreign service officer Christopher Ashcraft — is said to be in stable condition, according to a statement from the Mexican attorney general’s office.

A video posted to Facebook by the U.S. consulate shows the shooter waiting outside a parking garage before opening fire on the official’s car Friday evening.

The gunman had just previously followed the consulate official through the parking garage, but didn’t engage him until the official exited the garage in his car.

The gunman then fired a shot into the car’s windshield in an apparent attempt to kill the official.

No motive is known for the shooting.

The video shows a man dressed in a blue shirt and wearing sunglasses, but no other information has been released about the shooter.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest.