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Mayoral candidate of Paraguayan town escapes shooting attack unharmed

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Emiliano Nelson Cano Ozuna, candidate for mayor of the Paraguayan town of Hernandarias,in the department of Alto Paraná, escaped unharmed Wednesday (6) a shooting attack on his vehicle by unidentified persons.

Cano’s son, Nelson Emiliano, was driving the vehicle and was also unharmed. The car, a pickup truck, received at least ten bullets in one of the windows.

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According to the information gathered by the newspaper ‘ABC Color’, the candidate for the Unidos por el Cambio party explained that he and his son were traveling along a rural road to check some works when the attackers came out of a wooded area and started shooting at them. When the shooting started, the driver accelerated and crashed into a ravine.

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At that moment, Cano took out his gun and fired four shots into the air, after which he took refuge in the house of a neighbor who, upon realizing what was happening, also fired with his shotgun. Finally, the attackers fled on a motorcycle.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Police of Alto Paraná have already started the relevant investigations to clarify what happened. Municipal elections will take place in Paraguay this Sunday.

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