Hector Olivares Argentina parliament shooting in Buenos Aires

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Hector Olivares Argentina parliament shooting in Buenos Aires.

An Argentine lawmaker was seriously wounded in a shooting outside parliament in Buenos Aires on Thursday that left his civil servant companion dead.

Deputy Hector Olivares, 61, was taking a walk in the square outside the National Congress at 7am with his friend Marcelo Yadon when they were ambushed from a car.

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Olivares was hit with three bullets and is in surgery, his spokesman Hector Lencinas said. Yadon, 58, took five hits and died, lawmaker Jose Cano told television station Canal TN.

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“We never received any threats of any type in the office. It’s an open office were everyone is welcomed. (Olivares) was very calm,” Lencinas told reporters.

Cano called the shooting a “premeditated act”.

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“The information we have is that the car was parked half an hour before, they were waiting for (Olivares) because he would go out for a walk in that place every day with Yadon,” said Cano.

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