A former member of Congress from the Patriotic Party was murdered on Wednesday inside a shopping mall in the western part of Guatemala City (Prensa Libre, El Periodico, Siglo XXI). Edgar Antonio Almengor Pérez was a deputy from the Suchitepéquez Department for the Patriotic Party. He served during the 2004-2008 term.
While police do not as of yet have a motive for the crime, they do not think that it was random. The shots were accurate and the suspect fled in a waiting car. Almengor died at the scene.