On Thursday, the Vice President of Argentina, Christina Fernandez de Kirchner, was greeted by a swarm of her party's supporters and paparazzi members just outside of her home in the providence of Buenos Aires. As the 69-year-old politician made her way through the crowd, a gunman emerged right in front of her, pulled out his .32-Caliber Bersa, pointed it at her face, and discharged the weapon from point blank range. Luckily for the 37th Vice President of Argentina, the gun misfired, which enabled her to avoid a horrific incident that would have undoubtedly ended with tragedy and chaos. Law enforcement in Argentina has identified the gunman as a Brazilian citizen named Fernando Andre Sabag Montie. He was arrested moments after his failed attempt to murder the Vice President Now, investigators are trying to ascertain whether or not the would-be assailant acted alone or if his actions were a part of a larger scheme involving multiple suspects.
Shortly after the assassination attempt, the country's President, Alberto Fernandez, shared his thoughts on the matter with the public while also trying to offer up a logical explanation about how fortunate she was to survive.
“A man pointed a firearm at her head and pulled the trigger. Cristina is still alive because, for some reason, we can’t technically confirm at this moment, the weapon, which was armed with five bullets, did not shoot although the trigger was pulled,” President Fernandez said. “We must eradicate hate and violence from our media and political discourse...This is the most serious event we have gone through since Argentina returned to democracy."
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Source: Yahoo! News