Garcia blamed the ambush on the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, one of Mexico’s most powerful and violent drug gangs, calling it a “cowardly attack.”
Twelve suspects have been arrested.
Reuters reported that Garcia and his bodyguards came under fire about dawn in the upscale Mexico City neighborhood of Lomas de Chapultepec, where many wealthy families live, NBC reported.
The woman who was killed was a passerby on her way to work.
Security camera footage at the time of the shooting showed several gunmen in a truck open fire on Garcia’s SUV about 6:30 a.m. local time.