Mayor gunned down shortly after taking office in Mexico | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Mayor gunned down shortly after taking office in Mexico

A Mexican mayor was gunned down shortly after he took office, the governor of Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca said. Gov. Alejandro Murat confirmed the killing of Tlaxiaco Mayor Alejandro Aparicio Santiago via his Twitter account Tuesday.

Murat condemned the slaying and promised a thorough investigation, saying a suspect was already in custody. The state prosecutor's office said in a statement that Aparicio had just been sworn in and was headed to a meeting at city hall when an unknown number of gunmen opened fire at him.

He was taken to a hospital, but died there later. Four other people were wounded in the attack.

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