During the 40th-anniversary parade of La Troncal, a canton in the Cañar province of southern Ecuador, a shooting occurred.
As of now, there’s no official confirmation on whether there were any casualties. Neither the National Police nor the Prosecutor’s Office had made formal statements regarding the incident.
This incident comes amidst a 60-day state of emergency declared following the assassination of presidential candidate Fernando Villaviencio on August 9.
Hitmen targeted him after departing an electoral event in Quito, Ecuador’s capital.
The government is actively working to curb the surge in violence, which has led to over 3,568 violent deaths in 2023.
In the southwestern region of Guayas, an intervention was initiated at the Litoral Penitentiary, reflecting the nationwide emergency affecting the entire prison system.