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Ottawa looking into Mexico shooting of Penticton man

The Department of Foreign Affairs is looking into reports that a Penticton, B.C,. man was injured during a shooting in Mazatlan, Mexico this week.

Media reports identified the man as 68-year-old Mike Dilorenzo, and suggested the shooting occurred on Monday afternoon when he got in the middle of an exchange with men using AK47 weapons.

"Canadian consular officials in Mazatlan are working closely with local authorities and are providing consular assistance as required. Due to privacy concerns, not further information is available," Claude Rochon, a spokesman for foreign affairs, said in a statement.

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Ian Bailey is a Vancouver-based reporter for The Globe and Mail.  He covers politics and general news. Prior to arriving at The Globe and Mail, he reported from Toronto and St. John’s for The Canadian Press.  He has also covered British Columbia for CP, The National Post and The Province. More

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