According to authorities, the former leader of the People’s Party of Spain in the Catalan area was shot in the face on Thursday in Madrid.
About 1:30 p.m., Alejo Vidal-Quadras was shot in the affluent Salamanca neighborhood of downtown Madrid and was subsequently transferred to the hospital.
According to the Spanish news agency EFE, police were looking for a rider who had been involved in a shooting and was wearing a black helmet.
In Catalonia, Vidal-78 Quadras led the center-right PP.
Police have cordoned off the area where the shooting happened. No arrests have yet been made, police said.