Gunmen Assassinate Mayor in Central Mexico

Gunmen Assassinate Mayor in Central MexicoCC BY 2.0 / Tony Webster / Police Line / Police TapeLatin America05:47 13.04.2018Get short URL



MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – The mayor of Mexico’s Tlanepantla in the central Pueblo state died Thursday after gunmen opened fire at his car, the state prosecutor general’s office said.

The car carrying Jose Efrain Garcia was shot at after it was blocked by several vehicles on the road between the towns of San Pablo Actipan and Tepeaca, prosecutors said on Twitter.

The mayor was critically wounded and died in hospital.

This is the latest death in a string of assassinations of mayors and other officials across Mexico. Last year, armed men shot and killed Soto Duarte, the mayor of Pungarabato, and Stalin Sanchez Gonzalez, the mayor of the Paracho.