Monday, December 03, 2007

Former Rio Bravo mayor & five others gunned down

Even by Mexican standards machine-gunning the mayor and his lunch party in broad daylight is a little extreme.

RIO BRAVO — Assailants wielding automatic weapons on Thursday shot and killed the former mayor of a Mexican border city and five companions outside a restaurant, local media reported.

Juan Guajardo, a career politician and the former mayor of the Rio Bravo, a city across the Texas border from Mercedes, was arriving at a restaurant in downtown Rio Bravo when the gunmen opened fire, killing him, his brother, two bodyguards, his driver and an unidentified man, the government news agency Notimex reported.

Officials at the attorney general's office in Tamaulipas state, where Rio Bravo is located, did not return calls.

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