VIDEO: Masked gunman opens fire on glam mayoral candidate

Chilling CCTV captures masked gunman firing at a mayoral candidate’s car. The shocking attack unfolds, sparking investigations and debates on security measures.
Chilling CCTV captures masked gunman firing at a mayoral candidate's car. The shocking attack unfolds, sparking investigations and debates on security measures.
Share
Tweet

A masked gunman opened fire on a glamorous mayoral candidate as she sat in a car.

The attack on Alessandra Rojo de la Vega was captured in chilling CCTV footage.

The video shows the man walking along the pavement wearing a motorcycle helmet.

READ MORE: VIDEO: Biker slams into car and lands sitting on its roof

He pulls a handgun from his clothes and aims towards a car parked on the other side of the road.

He shoots five times in succession before retracing his steps at speed on Saturday (11 May) night.

Rojo is a mayoral candidate for Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City and the vehicle had just parked when the attack happened.

Chilling CCTV captures masked gunman firing at a mayoral candidate's car. The shocking attack unfolds, sparking investigations and debates on security measures.
Alessandra Rojo de la Vega. (Picture: Jam Press)

The 37-year-old was unharmed.

The Mexican authorities say the gunman fled the scene with an accomplice who had been waiting for him on a motorcycle.

They later hid the bike and headed towards a neighbouring state, as reported on Need to Know.

Rojo told local media: “When I heard the first shot, I ducked down and my driver sped off.”

Prosecutors have since opened an investigation for suspected attempted homicide.

However, some of Rojo’s political opponents have suggested the incident was a self-staged set-up amid a fierce debate about security.

They have asked the police to investigate.

Rojo describes herself on social media as a “feminist activist, mother, and businesswoman”.

She told her followers on Tuesday (14 May): “To everyone who has given me their full support and to those who cowardly insist on attacking me:

“We will keep moving forward, we will not be silenced.”

READ MORE: VIDEO: Baby crawls towards busy road in middle of night after escaping out of house