Mexico City police chief shot in assassination attempt

Mexico City's chief of police was shot and injured early Friday in a dramatic assassination attempt that took the lives of two of his bodyguards.

Omar Garcia Harfuch suffered three bullet wounds as he and his bodyguards came under heavy fire just before dawn.

Video from the crime scene showed what was apparently Garcia's armored SUV roped off by police and a police vehicle with shot out windows.

Hours after the assassination attempt, Garcia, apparently from his hospital, sent out a tweet blaming the attack on one of Mexico's most powerful drug gangs, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.

A third person, a woman apparently on her way to work, was also killed in the gunfire.

The victim's family members were in shock.

UNIDENTIFIED RELATIVE OF VICTIM: ''My daughter-in-law with her husband. They were going to sell, they are merchants. We're not allowed to see them.''

Residents said heavy gunfire rang out for several minutes during the attack in Lomas de Chapultepec, an area home to many wealthy people and the location of ambassadorial residences.

Mexico City's attorney general said 12 suspects have been arrested.