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Mahahual mayor dies after vehicle riddled with bullets

Mahahual, Q.R. — Obed Durón Gómez, the mayor of Mahahual, has died after being shot several times while traveling in a van.

According to the police report, the mayor of Mahahual was traveling in the company of other people in a white van en route to the community, but before reaching the junction, the van was intercepted by a Jetta from where he was shot.

The attackers fled toward the federal highway, while the mayor was transferred alive to a private clinic but died shortly before he could undergo surgery.

Ministerial Police, along with elements of the National Guard and Mexican Navy, declared a Red Code and carried out area search operations, however, they were not successful in finding those responsible.

The vehicle in which he was traveling was hit numerous times by the gunfire.