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.
JUST IN: Second video emerges from outside rally event at the moment Ecuador presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was assassinated. pic.twitter.com/c98bAoPdnz— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) August 10, 2023
JUST IN: Video emerges from Ecuador revealing the moment Fernando Villavicencio was assassinated at a campaign rally..— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) August 10, 2023
BREAKING VIDEO: Medical staff and first responders rushing Ecuador Presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio into the emergency room— Eric Spracklen🇺🇸 (@EricSpracklen) August 10, 2023
He did not survive pic.twitter.com/U4NdUuWTVO
BREAKING: Ecuadorian Presidential Candidate Fernando Villavicencio has reportedly been assassinated at a campaign rally.— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) August 10, 2023
***The following video is the suspect who was captured at the rally***
According to reports, Villavicencio was shot three times in the head and a grenade was… pic.twitter.com/Eux659jzYw