Alejo Vidal-Quadras, former president of the Spanish Popular party and founder of VOX was gravely injured in Madrid today after being shot in the face, according to Spanish media.
Vidal-Quadras, 78, was shot dead on Calle Núñez de Balboa in Madrid at around 1:30 pm today, Thursday.
The culprit, wearing a motorcycle helmet, was accompanied by an accomplice, as both fled on motorbike after the shooting.
The MP was transported to the Gregorio Marañón hospital in critical condition.
The former popular deputy was walking alone in the street. When he was about to get into his car, he was approached by a person wearing a helmet and blue jeans and coat. He shot him at close range at 40 Núñez de Balboa Street, in the Madrid district of Salamanca.
Commenting on the attack, President of Vox Santiago Abascal said: “Thank god it seems that Alejandro Vidal-Quadras is out of danger,” after stating he thinks Vidal-Quadras’ life is no longer in danger.
Popular Party President Alberto Núñez Feijóo condemned the shooting, while Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez expressed his concern on X, saying:“All my warmth at this moment is for him and his family.”