Former Spain Folks’s Social gathering chief in Catalonia shot – JURIST

Spanish police confirmed to a number of media shops that Alejo Vidal-Quadras, former head of the Spanish Folks’s Social gathering within the Catalonia area, was shot by an unidentified attacker within the face on Thursday in Madrid.

Vidal-Quadras was shot within the Salamanca space of central Madrid at round 1:30 native time on Thursday. Spanish police told Reuters that the attacker was driving a motorbike and with a black helmet. Nevertheless, they haven’t recognized any obvious motive behind the assault. The Spanish nationwide police will set up an extra investigation in collaboration with Madrid police on the assault.

After the assault came about, Vidal-Quadras was transferred to a neighborhood hospital. In line with the rescuers, a bullet had handed by way of his jaw, however the gunshot was not deadly and his situation had been stabilized.

The 78-year-old Vidal-Quadras got here to energy because the president of the Folks’s Social gathering of Catalonia from 1991 and remained in energy till 1996. He additionally served because the vice-president of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2014. In 2014, he left the Folks’s Social gathering and joined the far-right political social gathering Vox, the place he served because the provisional president from March to June 2014. He left the Vox Social gathering in February 2015.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez expressed his issues and greatest needs for Vidal-Quadras and ordered a radical investigation by the police. He wrote on social media platform X, “I need to convey my solidarity and needs for a speedy restoration to Alejo Vidal-Quadras. All my affection right now for him and his household.”

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