Ayutla Jalisco Mexico: Mayor Shot Dead, gang suspected

Posted on August 4, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Mexico, Police/Military Activity, Social Issues

bbc.com reported the mayor of the town of Ayutla in the Mexican state of Jalisco has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen. The mayor, Manuel Gomez Torres, was killed with one of his employees as he returned to his farm on Sunday evening. The motive for the killing is not yet clear, but police said they suspected a criminal gang to be behind it. A little more than a month ago, the deputy police chief of Ayutla was also killed. No-one has been arrested for the killing so far. Ayutla is a small town located in the Sierra Madre mountains in Jalisco state. Read Article

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