Gunmen kill 18 in attack on city hall in southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Attackers gunned down a mayor, his father and sixteen different people inside the southern Mexico kingdom of Guerrero on Wednesday, authorities stated.

State Attorney General Sandra Luz Valdovinos informed Milenio tv past due Wednesday that 18 humans had been killed and two had been wounded inside the metropolis of San Miguel Totolapan. Among the dead have been Mayor Conrado Mendoza and his father, a former mayor of the metropolis, she stated. Two extra human beings have been wounded.

Images from the scene confirmed a bullet-riddled city corridor.

Later Wednesday, in the neighboring country of Morelos, a nation lawmaker turned into shot to death within the city of Cuernavaca south of Mexico City.

While assaults on public officials aren’t uncommon in Mexico, these come at a time while the safety approach of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is being sharply debated. The president has located top notch obligation on the military in place of civilian police for reining in Mexico’s constantly high tiers of violence.

San Miguel Totolapan is a far off township in Tierra Caliente, that is one in all Mexico’s most struggle-ridden regions, disputed with the aid of a couple of drug trafficking gangs.

In 2016, Totolapan locals bored stiff with abductions with the aid of the local gang “Los Tequileros” kidnapped the group chief’s mother to leverage the discharge of others.

In Cuernavaca, Morelos State Attorney General Uriel Carmona said two armed men visiting on a bike fatally shot kingdom Deputy Gabriela Marín as she exited a automobile.

Local retailers said Marín, a member of the Morelos Progress birthday celebration, was killed at a pharmacy in Cuernavaca. A character with Marín became reportedly wounded in the assault.
Morelos Gov. Cuauhtémoc Blanco condemned the attack and said via Twitter that protection forces had been deployed searching for the attackers.