A MEXICAN mayor was on his way to his first day at work when he was shot dead by a group of gunmen.
Alejandro Aparicio Santiago, of the National Regeneration Movement, had just taken office in Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca when he was attacked.
Alejandro Aparicio Santiago was killed on his first day in office
The governor of Oaxaca Alejandro Murat promised a thorough investigation and said
a suspect was already in custody.
Four other people were wounded in the attack including a politician in the party of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The state governor announced the death on Twitter, writing, “Que en paz descanse” Spanis for “Rest in peace,” according to reports,
holding public office could be dangerous in some parts of the country.
Between September 2017 and August 2018, about 175 politicians were killed in the country .
Investigation by Mexico based news magazine, the Economist magazine reviewed that mayors in Mexico were often targeted after they cracked down on corruption and local crime, or because they sided with drug cartels at times and were pursued by their rivals.
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