It was a narrow escape for the Vice President after an assailant pointed a gun at him at a close range, however the gun failed to fire.
Argentine Vice President, Cristina Fernández has survived an assassination attempt after an assailant pointed a gun at her Thursday night, September 1 at point-blank range, but it failed to fire.
The incident happened as de Kirchner was surrounded by supporters as she returned home after a day in court, where she is facing corruption allegations stemming from the time when she served as Argentina’s president from 2007-15. She has denied all charges.
Video of the failed shooting shows the gun nearly touching de Kirchner’s face.
Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández said in a national televised address that “A man pointed a firearm at her head and pulled the trigger.”