A vehicle transporting a US embassy employee came under fire in southern Guatemala Sunday evening but there were no injuries, a spokesman for the country’s national police said.
A spokesman for the embassy confirmed the incident and said U.S. officials were working with police to investigate. “It seems the incident did not have a political motivation, nor was it directed at the embassy,” he said.
The incident took place in the San Vicente Pacaya municipality, Guatemala’s El Periodico reported.
According to El Periodico, spokesman for the National Police, Pablo Castillo, said that a woman was killed in the municipality on Sunday, which resulted in a massive search operation. As part of the operation, police officers checked all the vehicles in the area. According to Castillo, when the vehicle with the US diplomat refused to stop, one of the officers opened fire at the car.