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Three bodyguards for Chihuahua governor shot

Chihuahua, Chihuahua — Three bodyguards of the governor of Chihuahua were shot Saturday just days after a bodyguard for the state’s attorney general was also shot.

A communiqué issued by the state government of the Attorney Generals Office said the shooting took place Saturday afternoon when agents of the State Security Commission became aware of a suspicious vehicle.

The bodyguards were located outside the door of a private golf club when the attack took place. The governor was leaving the building when the police unit was fired upon.

The attack occurred as the governor was leaving a golf course with two of his escorts, one of whom was armed with a high-powered rifle.

According to the governor, “they began firing shots at the troops who succeeded in repelling the aggression through a quick and effective reaction.”

Three officers were injured after being hit by gunfire. The agency said that police officers “who were injured are out of danger and are receiving medical care.”

This attack comes two days after a bodyguard for Chihuahua attorney general, César Augusto Peniche Espejel, was shot and killed while in a security booth outside his home. In that shooting, 24-year-old Felipe Alejandro Medina Rivera died.