Just a day after assuming her new position, Mayor Gisela Mota of the city of Temixco in Morelos, Mexico, was shot and killed at her house on Saturday.
According to The New York Times, two suspects were killed in the shooting, while three others were detained by police. The governor of the state of Morelos, Graco Ramirez, said that the shooting was connected to organized crime, adding that there “would be no impunity” in the case of her death.
The Democratic Revolution Party, to which Mota belonged, released a statement calling the mayor “a strong and brave woman who on taking office as mayor, declared that her fight against crime would be frontal and direct.”
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