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Mayor killed less than 2 hours after swear-in

The mayor of a town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca was killed less than two hours after taking office, the state attorney general’s office said.

Alejandro Aparicio had just been sworn in as mayor of Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, on Tuesday and was on his way to a meeting at city hall along with some of his colleagues when a man opened fired at them and struck him, the attorney general’s office said.
Aparicio and at least three others were quickly taken to a local hospital, where the mayor was pronounced dead. He died of internal bleeding after suffering a gunshot wound that punctured his right lung, the attorney general’s office said.
Another local official who was injured during the attack died Wednesday morning. Two other people who suffered gunshot wounds were still being treated Wednesday at a local hospital, officials said.
Aparicio had been touring several city offices on Tuesday and was surrounded by supporters when he was shot on the street.
A live video stream on his Facebook page shows dozens of people standing in confusion in the aftermath of the attack, while others held a man they believed was responsible for the attack on the ground.
-CNN
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About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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