Mexico Mayor Shot Dead Day After Taking Office

Mexico Violence Mayor Gisela Mota Killed
AP

The mayor of Temixco, Mexico, was shot and killed Saturday, the day after she took office, NBC News reported.

Gisela Mota, a member of the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, was formally installed as mayor on Friday. According to a newspaper in Mexico City, four armed gunmen attacked Mota at her home.

Temixco has a population of 100,000 and is located about 60 miles south of Mexico City.

The attorney general's office did not immediately return calls seeking more information about Mota's death.

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