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Police chief killed in crime-battered Mexican city

April 06, 2018 - 7:48 AM

MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities say a police chief has been shot to death in the crime-battered city of Chilapa in the southern state of Guerrero.

The Guerrero state prosecutors' office said Friday the police chief was killed late Thursday by a lone assailant during an annual town celebration.

The office said the sound of the gunshots was masked by the explosion of fireworks related to the celebration.

A day earlier the office reported that five corpses were found in a field near Chilapa, which has been ravaged by turf battles between local drug gangs.

The city of about 130,000 is among the most violent in Mexico, with a homicide rate of about 128 per 100,000 in 2017.

News from © The Associated Press, 2018
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