GUATEMALA CITY — One man was wounded Saturday after gunmen opened hearth on troopers at a checkpoint offering space safety for a go to by Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei to a city close to the Mexican border.
Rubén Téllez, a spokesman for the Guatemalan military, mentioned troopers have been working a freeway checkpoint supposed to behave as perimeter safety for the presidential go to to La Laguna, a city in Huehuetenango province.
Téllez mentioned a automotive approached the checkpoint and its occupants then opened hearth on troopers, who returned hearth.
One man, probably a Mexican, was shot within the legs through the incident and was taken for medical therapy.
It doesn’t seem that Giammattei was ever at risk, was the goal of the assault or was anyplace close to the taking pictures.
The realm is frequented by human traffickers and drug smugglers, lots of whom work for Mexican gangs.
“Personnel of the Guatemalan military halted a automobile that approached their location,” Téllez mentioned. “However the occupants of the automobile, upon seeing the presence of the army personnel, began firing, to which the troopers responded, leaving one particular person wounded whereas the remainder of the occupants of the automobile escaped within the route of Mexico.”