BREAKING: Ex-President Shoots Self In Head Before Arrest

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Former president of Peru, Alan Garcia, has reportedly shot himself in the head moments before he was arrested in his house.

Police broke-in through the front door to seize the 69-year-old who is facing trial over alleged money laundering. He has however been rushed to Casimiro Ulloa hospital in Lima after putting a bullet in his skull.

The ex-premier’s lawyer, Erasmo Reyna, has confirmed the shooting and described his client’s condition as ‘delicate’.

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He said: “Right now he’s being operated on. Let’s pray to God to give him strength.”

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Peru’s Health Ministry said Garcia was sent to Jose Casimiro Ulloa Hospital at 6.45am local time for a bullet wound to the head.

“At this moment, the patient has been in an operating room at said hospital since 7.10am,” the ministry said.

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