Mexico Mayor Gisela Mota Killed One Day After Taking Office

Mexico Mayor Gisela Mota Killed One Day After Taking Office
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Just one day after being elected mayor of the Mexican city of Temixco, Gisela Mota Ocampo was killed.

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The 33-year-old newly elected official took office on Friday and by Saturday morning her home was invaded by four armed gunmen who beat her before shooting her in the head, according to El Economista.

The gunmen fled in a van shortly after the early morning killing that ended around 7:50 a.m. A shootout with police left two suspects dead and the other two were taken into custody, according to Telesur, the New York Daily News reports.

Mota was the first female mayor of Temixco and among several mayors that have been killed by gangs.

Morelos state Governor Graco Ramirez called her a “young and beloved companion” and announced her death on Twitter.

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Considered one of the most violent states in Mexico, the U.S. Department of State urged those traveling to Morelos to “exercise caution … due to the unpredictable nature of organized crime violence.”