"Peru's former president Alan García shot himself when the police came to his home in the capital city of Lima to arrest him, according to a source within the police told Reuters. Confirmed for AFP by expresidentens lawyer."
" Right now, surgery he. Let us pray to God to give him strength, " says lawyer Erasmo Reyna."
"García was taken immediately to hospital, said the source who were not authorized to talk to media."
"The local tv station America reports that Alan García has undergone surgery and his condition is critical. The Tv channel shows pictures of how the García son and expresidentens followers arrive at the hospital."
"Alan García is being investigated for corruption. The allegations against him is all about bribery surrounding the construction of the public transport system Tren Eléctrico in Lima, and is included in the Odebrecht-the scandal involving the wheeling and dealing in almost all of Latin america. García has repeatedly insisted that he is innocent of the allegations."
"In the year, asked García for political asylum in Uruguay since he was forbidden to leave Peru, but was denied by Uruguay."