Mexican Mayor Shot and Killed Hours After Taking Workplace

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A Mexican mayor was shot to dying Tuesday lower than two hours after he took workplace.

Alejandro Aparicio Santiago, the mayor of Tlaxiaco, was strolling to his first official assembly when a number of folks opened hearth on him and a gaggle of officers he was strolling with. The mayor died on the hospital in keeping with CNN.

Aparicio died from inner bleeding attributable to a gunshot wound that punctured his proper lung, the lawyer normal’s workplace mentioned.

Aparicio was heading to a metropolis corridor assembly when the assault passed off.

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A neighborhood official shot within the assault died Wednesday. Two different folks have been wounded.

A 34-year-old man, whose initials — J.M. V. — have been launched, is being held in reference to the assault.

The suspect was beforehand a police officer, officers mentioned.

Though officers mentioned the suspect was the one particular person linked to the assault, the state prosecutor’s workplace mentioned a drug gang could also be behind the assault.

Aparicio belonged to Mexico’s Nationwide Regeneration Motion, the get together of newly elected President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Alejandro Murat, governor of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, tweeted that he “strongly condemned” the assault, the Unbiased reported, giving a translation of the Spanish language tweet.

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“I requested an intensive investigation from the lawyer Common and he informs me that he has already arrested the possible perpetrator,” he mentioned.

“I categorical my condolences to the household and the folks of Tlaxiaco,” he added.

Between September 2017 and August 2018, 175 politicians in Mexico have been slain, in keeping with safety consulting agency Etellekt.

Obrador’s get together has promised to crack down on drug wars and corruption.

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