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Gunmen kill Mexican mayor; 1 wounded

AP
Published : Oct 21, 2017, 12:32 pm IST
Updated : Oct 21, 2017, 12:32 pm IST

Dozens of mayors have been shot to death in Mexico in recent years, often by drug gangs or corrupt police.

says Mayor Crispin Gutierrez Moreno of the town of Ixtlahuacan was shot dead on Friday as he drove on a highway. (Representational Image | Photo: File)
 says Mayor Crispin Gutierrez Moreno of the town of Ixtlahuacan was shot dead on Friday as he drove on a highway. (Representational Image | Photo: File)

Mexico City: Gunmen in Mexico have killed a mayor in the western state of Colima and wounded another in the neighbouring state of Michoacan.

The Colima state prosecutors' office says Mayor Crispin Gutierrez Moreno of the town of Ixtlahuacan was shot dead on Friday as he drove on a highway.

 

In Michoacan, state police say Jose Misael Gonzalez, mayor of the town of Coalcoman, was shot in the shoulder early Friday. He was in stable condition.

Gonzalez participated in a 2013 vigilante movement that largely kicked the Knights Templar drug cartel out of the state.

Dozens of mayors have been shot to death in Mexico in recent years, often by drug gangs or corrupt police.

Tags: mexican drug cartel, mayor crispin gutierrez moreno, knights templar
Location: Mexico, Distrito Federal, Ciudad de México