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Mexico Mayor Killed One Day after Taking Office
   2016-01-03 16:47:40    Xinhua      Web Editor: Yang Tiantian

Gisela Mota, new mayor of Temixco takes her oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony in Temixco, south of Mexico City on January 1, 2016. Mota, the newly installed mayor of the Mexican city of Temixco was killed on January 2, 2016, according to a tweet from Morelos state Governor Graco Ramirez. Gisela Mota formally took office with the new year on Friday. Mexico City newspaper EL Universal said she was attacked at her home by four armed gunmen. [Photo: CFP]

A newly-elected Mexican mayor was shot to death on Saturday, less than 24 hours after taking office, local police said.

Gisela Mota, 33, took office on the New Year's Day as the new mayor of city Temixco in Morelos State, about 100 kilometers south of the capital Mexico City.

Assailants burst into Mota's house and shot her to death on Saturday.

Two criminals were killed by police and one was captured, according to officials.

State Governor Graco Ramirez vowed on his Twitter account that there would be "no impunity" in her killing and attributed this atrocity to organized crime plaguing the state.

Mota, a left-of-center member of Congress, had pledged to clean up the organized crime and drug trafficking in Temixco.

Temixco has around 100,000 residents, neighboring Morelos' capital city of Cuernavaca, and Guerrero, another state plagued by drug cartel and crime.

In the past decade, drug violence has taken over 100,000 lives in Mexico.

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