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 auto.
Surveillance video released by the Consulate General in Guadalajara showed a man in a purple shirt, dark trousers and white shoes waiting near a garage Friday evening as a black vehicle pulls up to the exit gate.
The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a male suspect who shot a US consulate official Friday evening in the northern city of Guadalajara.
Video footage released by the consulate shows a "well-built, light-skinned man in gym clothes paying at a machine for a [car lot] parking ticket at 6:16 p.m". As he walks away, the man in the purple shirt follows.
The FBI is now offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to identifying the suspect.
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"The safety and security of our employees overseas is among our highest priorities", the United States embassy said in a statement. The victim was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition. A State Department official said they are working with Mexican law enforcement on the ca.
The FBI has asked anyone with information to contact the U.S. Embassy in Mexico Cityat (01-55) 5080-2000.
Mexico's federal attorney office released a statement just a few hours later, saying that it was working with the U.S. embassy to find those responsible for this unfortunate event.
Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city, is located in the western Jalisco state. In 2010, a consular official and two others were murdered by gunmen in Ciudad Juarez.