The politician was shot in the dead after a council meeting. An Ecuadorian politician was executed in broad daylight in front of a crowd of people after wrapping up a council meeting, authorities in the country have said. Police said two male suspects approached the councilwoman on a motorcycle and shot her in the head before fleeing. Bystanders provided first aid assistance to Carnero, who was rushed to Naranjal Basic Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The killing is the latest following the eruption of violence in Ecuador caused by heavily armed drug cartels in the country.