American in Spain

Ex-councilman Gunned Down in Mondragon

March 7, 2008

Here I was on my sofa, watching some Ruleta de Suerte, a few minutes ago, when they interrupted the program with some breaking news. I was annoyed, assuming that I wouldn't care about whatever they said, but they proceeded to tell us that, just a few minutes ago, an ETA terrorist shot an ex-councilman, in Mondragon, several times in front of his wife and daughter. Marga is even familiar with the street it happened on. The 42-year-old victim has been rushed to the hospital, but is in very serious condition, and all the television channels are talking about it.

Pretty terrifying. This is exactly the reason why I wouldn't want to live in Mondragon.

I thought I'd be the first to get the news into the anglo-blogosphere.

[Update 14:22 - Isaí­as Carrasco has died in the hospital.]

[Update 14:41 - Reuters has picked up the story now.]

[Update 14:46 - They're saying that both political parties are going to "suspend their campaigns" leading up to the national election on Sunday because of this attack. Whatever that means...]