Sunday, May 19, 2024

Isla Mujeres council candidate dies after Saturday shooting

A candidate for municipal council in Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, died last night of gunshot wounds inflicted during an attack Saturday night.

Institutional Revolutionary Party candidate Rosely Magaña Martínez had been in intensive care for 48 hours and although her condition had been stabilized, she died due to internal hemorrhaging and damage to vital organs, medical personnel at the Galenia hospital said.

Initial reports said Magaña was out of danger after she was admitted to hospital.

The shooting took place during a campaign meeting at a private home in mainland Isla Mujeres. Two men arrived on a motorcycle and opened fire.

Campaign worker Lizbeth Pasos Sarabia was also wounded, but survived the shooting.

At least 113 politicians have been assassinated during the current election period, which began last September. Forty-two of the victims were candidates or pre-candidates.

Source: El Financiero (sp)

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