Shots fired at vehicle carrying US embassy official in S. Guatemala

Shots were fired at a vehicle carrying a US embassy official in southern Guatemala on Sunday evening, but there were no injuries, Reuters reported a spokesman for the Central American country’s national police as saying. A spokesman for the embassy confirmed the incident, saying that US officials were working with police to investigate. “It seems the incident did not have a political motivation, nor was it directed at the embassy,” he said. Shots were fired by a group of residents, who were pursuing those responsible for a crime in the southern city of San Vicente Pacaya, as the vehicle was passing through the area, according to police.