Shots interrupted a walk by Ecuadorian presidential candidate Daniel Noboa this Thursday afternoon (17), according to local press. The politician and businessman ended his campaign in Durán, a town near Guayaquil.
Members of the candidate’s press team said Noboa was walking through the city center when shots were fired. Everyone crouched down and then removed the politician from the spot. Noboa and others who accompanied him emerged unharmed from the incident and, according to the police, a possible attack has already been ruled out.
The episode comes more than a week after another presidential candidate in the country, Fernando Villavicencio, was assassinated at a campaign event amid the wave of violence that has hit Ecuador. For days Noboa, at 35 years old the youngest of the presidential candidates in this election, has been wearing a bulletproof vest for political activities. The politician is the son of Álvaro Noboa, who ran for the presidency of the South American country five times.