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WATCH: Assassination of Ecuadoran Presidential Candidate Captured on Video

Fernando Villavicencio, a member of Ecuador’s national assembly, was attacked after a campaign event in the northern city of Quito on Wednesday.

Villavicencio was about to get into a car when a man stepped forward and shot him in the head at least three times. There are also reports that a grenade was detonated.

Villavicencio was rushed to a nearby clinic, where he was pronounced dead. He was 59.

The presidential election is scheduled to take place on August 20.

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