Sunday, March 29, 2015

City Councilman Gunned Down in Western Mexico

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – A councilman in Tlaquepaque, a city in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, was gunned down this weekend, a police spokesman told Efe.

Feliciano Garcia Fierros was killed as he left a meeting with bus operators around noon Saturday in the San Martin de las Flores district of Tlaquepaque.

Mexican city councilman Feliciano Garcia Fierros gunned down in the city of Tlaquepaque on Saturday.

The 49-year-old politician was attacked by three heavily armed men and investigators do not yet have any suspects in the case.

The councilman was shot in the left side of the head and died instantly, police said.

Garcia Fierros’s 25-year-old son, Alejandro Garcia, was wounded and is listed in serious condition at a hospital.

Investigators found shell casings from automatic rifles at the crime scene.

There are no indications that the councilman received death threats or had any problems with people that could have led to his murder, Tlaquepaque Mayor Ernesto Meza Tejeda told Efe.

Garcia Fierros belonged to the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, and chaired the municipal regulations commission in Tlaquepaque, which is in the Guadalajara metropolitan area.

The city government is awaiting the results of the investigation being conducted by the Jalisco Attorney General’s Office before deciding whether to increase security for top municipal officials, Meza Tejeda said.

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