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Argentina vice president unharmed in attempted shooting

09:42, Friday, 02 September, 2022
Argentina vice president unharmed in attempted shooting

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was greeting supporters outside her home when a man emerged from the crowd and pointed a handgun in her face.

President Alberto Fernandez said the gun was loaded with five bullets but failed to fire when triggered.

Ms de Kirchner is in the midst of a corruption trial and was returning from court. She denies the charges.

Police said the gunman, who local media identified as a 35-year-old Brazilian man, has been taken into custody. They are attempting to establish a motive for the attack.

Argentina vice president unharmed in attempted shooting
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