A provincial governor in Argentina has been shot dead while in bed. Carlos Soria, who was sworn in as governor of Rio Negro, died following an incident described by his vice-governor Alberto Weretilneck as a domestic accident. Soria’s wife Susana Freidos is allegedly being questioned over the death.
Carlos Soria was a member of the ruling Peronist party and was a popular figure in Rio Negro, having been voted into office just a month ago by a large majority. He was the former head of the Argentine intelligence services, under ex-president Eduardo Duhalde, and was a well-known figure in Argentine politics.
Soria’s death reportedly resulted from a bullet wound near the left eye. The circumstances of his death are otherwise not clear. The shooting occurred at Soria’s farmhouse near the town of General Roca at around 5am local time. He was rushed to a local hospital, but died shortly after arrival.