The owner of a Chinese supermarket in the Buenos Aires City neighbourhood of Monte Castro was shot today in a dramatic in hit-and-run motorcycle attack.
Police are searching for a man of "Asian origin," police officials told the Noticias Argentinas news agency, confirming that they believe the shooting was a targeted attack and not an attempted robbery.
According to police sources cited by NA, the incident occurred at a supermarket located at 5100 Álvarez Jonte avenue. A woman, the owner of the store, was shot in the left arm and torso by the perpetrator, who subsequently escaped with an accomplice on a motorcycle.
As the emergency services arrived to treat the victim, police officers from local police station 10 A then went to the supermarket to interview employees, who identified the attacker as being of "Oriental origin."