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  Mexican mayor gunned down after being sworn in
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Jan 01, 2019 08:57pm
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AuthorAssociated Press
News DateTuesday, January 1, 2019 10:30:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionMEXICO CITY — The governor of Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca is condemning the slaying of a local mayor shortly after he took office.

Gov. Alejandro Murat confirmed the killing of Tlaxiaco Mayor Alejandro Aparicio Santiago via his Twitter account Tuesday. He promised a thorough investigation and said a suspect was already in custody.

The state prosecutor's office said in a statement that Aparicio had just been sworn in and was headed to a meeting at city hall when an unknown number of gunmen opened fire at him. He was taken to a hospital, but died there later.
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