Alan Garcia latest: Peru ex-president shoots himself before arrest

Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia has been rushed to hospital ( REUTERS )

Peru’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself before he was arrested by police in connection with a bribery investigation, according to reports.

Garcia was rushed to Jose Casimiro Ulloa Hospital in Lima at 6.45am local time (12.45pm BST) with a bullet wound to his head.

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

His lawyer Erasmo Reyna confirmed Wednesday’s shooting to reporters.

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