Buenos Aires (CNN) -- Authorities were investigating Sunday after a gunshot wound to the face killed the governor of Argentina's Rio Negro province, state media reported.
The shooting occurred around 4:45 a.m. Sunday in Gov. Carlos Soria's official residence, the state-run Telam news agency reported.
A province spokesman confirmed his death, but did not provide additional details about the shooting, the agency said.
Soria, 61, became the provincial governor December 10 after a political career that spanned decades and included stints as a national lawmaker and the head of Argentina's intelligence agency, Telam said.
CNN's Claudia Dominguez contributed to this report.