Mexican Mayor-elect shot to death

Last Updated: Monday, August 13, 2012 - 12:33

Mexico City: Police say gunmen have shot down the mayor-elect of a town in San Luis Potosi state and a campaign adviser while they were riding in a vehicle with another person.
The local public safety secretary says Matehuala Mayor-elect Edgar Morales Perez and aide Francisco Hernandez Colunga were returning from a birthday party when they were ambushed early Sunday morning in the town.

Hernandez Colunga`s wife was also in the car but survived the attack. The assailants remain at large.

Morales Perez had belonged to the Institutional Revolutionary Party, which regained the country`s presidency last month. He was scheduled to take office in September. The National Action Party had governed Matehuala for years before his electoral win.

A car filled with 14 corpses was found on Thursday by a gas station along a highway in San Luis Potosi state.

PTI



First Published: Monday, August 13, 2012 - 12:33
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