Argentina politician seriously injured in Buenos Aires shooting

Héctor Olivares critically ill and provincial official dies after incident near congressional building

An Argentinian politician has been seriously injured and a provincial official killed in one of the most brazen political attacks in the South American country since it returned to democracy in 1983.

Héctor Olivares, the representative of La Rioja province in Argentina’s lower house of congress, was shot at about 7am local time on Thursday near the congressional building in Buenos Aires, officials said. He is being treated for gunshot wounds that pierced his abdomen and affected vital organs.

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Original published: 2019-05-10 08:39:56 Read the full Buenos Aires News here


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