US State Department Employee Shot in Mexico

Video captures a gunman opening fire on a United States Consulate official.
2:02 | 01/08/17

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To a shocking shooting that was all caught on camera. A U.S. State department employee wounded in Mexico. Look at the video. You can clearly see the gunman taking aim. The bullet piercing the windshield of the a car. Gloria rif area Ya has more. Reporter: A murder attempt caught on camera. An unidentified shooter opening fire on a U.S. State department employee. Many people don't understand the danger that many of our diplomats around the world are in every day. Many countries where our diplomats serve are quite dangerous. Reporter: The FBI offering $20,000 to help identify the unknown assailant. Seen here, seemingly stalking his victim. 31-year-old Christopher Ashcraft just before the shooting. This surveillance video released Saturday. Just moments after he walks away, the suspected shooter follows him outside. Police say that same man, seen here making his way through a nearby parking lot, then walked over to this security gate. The suspect is seen waiting for ash craft to drive up. He pulls ahandgun from his pocket. Fires a shot through the windshield. Then flees the scene. It was clearly targeted toward this individual. The shooter went to this place. Reporter: The bullet hitting Ashcraft in the shoulder. According to the attorney general's office, Ashcraft is in stable condition and under protection at a local hospital. This is not the first time American officials have been targeted in Mexico. In 2010, a consulate employee and her husband were gunned down near the border. And in 2011, an immigration official was killed after being stopped at fake military check point. Ashcraft is recovering at a local hospital. A Mexican official has called this a direct attack. 59 this time, authorities do not have a motive. The safety of employees overseas is a top priority for the state department. They're working closely with Mexico to track down the shooter. A wild story.

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