Mexican mayor-elect, campaign manager found shot to death

By REUTERS
August 12, 2012 22:22

 
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MEXICO CITY - An opposition politician elected in Mexico's July 1 vote and his campaign manager were found shot to death in a truck early Sunday morning in the central state of San Luis Potosi, which has seen a spike in drug gang-related violence in the past week.

Edgar Morales, a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who won the mayoral race in Matehuala, and Juan Hernandez were ambushed by gunmen after leaving a birthday party in the town, the state attorney general's office said in a statement.

Authorities found spent rounds from high-powered rifles at the scene, the statement said.

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