Gunmen have killed the Mayor of the city of San Miguel Totolapan, in south-western Mexico, and at least 18 others, officials have confirmed.
Police say gunmen attacked the city hall last evening with photos posted online showing the building riddled with bullet holes.
Mayor Conrado Mendoza Almeda’s party, the PRD, has condemned his “cowardly” assassination and demanded justice.
The attack has been blamed on the Los Tequileros criminal gang that is suspected to have killed Police officers and council workers too during the attack.
Mr. Mendoza Almeda’s father, former mayor Juan Mendoza Acosta, was also killed – in his home – before the attack moved to the city hall. END