An alarm was sounded on Thursday afternoon in Madrid, as its former head People’s Party of Spain in the region of Catalonia was shot in the faceaccording police announcement.
As reported by Reuters, Alejo Vidal-Quadras was shot in the area Salamanca in the center of the Spanish capital at approximately 1:30 p.m., and it is reported that he was still conscious when he was taken to the hospital.
The Spanish news agency EFE reported that police were looking for a motorcyclist who was wearing black helmet in relation to the shootings.
It is noted that the victim of the attack is a member of of his European Friends Israela lobby group aimed at defending Israel’s interests in the European Union.
Vidal-Quadras, 78, was head of the centre-right PP in Catalonia, co-founder of Spain’s far-right Vox party and vice-president of the European Parliament between 1999 and 2014.
Police have cordoned off the area where the incidents occurred shootings. No arrests have yet been made, police said.
The leader of the People’s Party Alberto Nunez Feijo called for a thorough police investigation.
Vox leader Santiago Abascal said that Vidal-Quadras is “out of danger’ at the hospital. He said it was too early to speculate on why Vidal-Quadras was attacked.