Jhon Jaime Moncada Ospina, the president of the Medellin city assembly, sustained five bullet wounds in the chest, when gunmen ambushed Mr. Moncada’s car. There were two gunmen, one was fatally shot as Mr. Moncada’s bodyguard opened fire.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has offered a reward of up to $50,000 for anyone with vital information leading to the capture of the other attacker. Meanwhile, the mayor of Medellin has re-evaluated security measures by hosting a security summit, and reassessing security measures for the city’s assembly members.
Murders in the city have been on the rise after a dormant period in which the city won recognition for its success on diminishing the high crime rate.