A convicted Colombian drug baron with links to two major smuggling cartels was shot dead in a Madrid hospital Thursday, officials said.
Leonidas Vargas, who was convicted of drug trafficking, was murdered in a hospital bed where he was being treated for lung disease, a police spokesman said.
Police and hospital officials said at least one person entered the 60-year-old's room at Doce de Octubre hospital and fired four shots.
'At least one person'. So they've ruled out the possibility that gun smuggled itself in and shot the man.