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Mexican politician shot dead point blank in the back of the head while taking a selfie with a fan

News Summed Up 2018-06-12 05:30:00

A Mexican politician active in the dismantling of organized crime was shot dead while he posed for selfies with constituents. Fernando Purรณn, former mayor of Piedras Negras, had been participating in a congressional debate on Friday when he was gunned down. 'We closed the businesses of organized crime and demolished the houses belonging to the Zetas,' Purรณn, said, according to the Austin American-Statesman. In 2016, a warning was posted in a cemetery saying: 'Purรณn, in two years we are going to cut off your head.' One of the last post the politician made on social media was to upload a picture of his daughter in her car seat.