Mayor, 18 others shot dead in Mexico town hall massacre

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(JERUSALEM POST) – Eighteen people, including a mayor and his father, were gunned down in a small town in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero on Wednesday, media sources reported.

Gunmen stormed the town hall in San Miguel Totolapan at 2 p.m., local police said. The armed group wore ski masks and owned two SUVs, according to a Bloomberg report. The Los Tequileros criminal gang was blamed for the attack, BBC reported, whose alleged members released a video shortly before the attack on social media that they would be returning to the Guerrero region.

The mayor Conrado Mendoza, and his father, who was the former mayor of the town, were amongst the casualties. The former mayor was killed in his home before the attack took place at the town hall, according to the BBC.

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