Assassination victim Chávez and his wife. Assassination victim Chávez and his wife.

Gunmen assassinate candidate for mayor in Michoacán

Alejandro Chávez was running for reelection in Taretan

A candidate for mayor of Taretan, Michoacán, was attacked and killed by gunmen today in the community of La Florida.

Alejandro Chávez Zavala was killed while campaigning for the July 1 election. His wife was wounded in the attack.

The occupants of a black Ford Lobo fired several times at the couple before driving off. Chávez was hit at least three times.

He and his wife were rushed to hospital in Uruapan where he died soon after. His wife was reported to be in stable condition.

The National Action Party (PAN) politician was running for reelection as mayor under a PAN-Democratic Revolution Party-Citizens’ Movement coalition.

Source: Reforma (sp)

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