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Spanish Politician Shot in Madrid


Paramedics cover the view of an ambulance parked on the site of a shooting in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 9, 2023.
Paramedics cover the view of an ambulance parked on the site of a shooting in Madrid, Spain, Nov. 9, 2023.

Spanish police say that veteran right-wing politician Alejandro Vidal-Quadras, has been taken to the hospital after being shot in the face in Madrid.

Alejo Vidal-Quadras, 78, a member of Spain's conservative popular party, and was its regional leader in Catalonia, was shot in the wealthy Salamanca area of central Madrid at about 1.30 p.m. local time.

Vidal-Quadras was conscious when he was taken to the hospital.

Police have identified two men in connection with the shooting, who got away on a black motorcycle. The gunman, wearing a helmet, left the motorcycle to carry out the shooting.

No arrests were made following the incident.

Some information in this report was taken from the Associated Press and Reuters.

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