MORELIA, Mexico (AP) - Mexican authorities say gunmen shot and
killed the mayor of a town in the western state of Michoacan, the
latest in a string of attacks against elected local officials.
Michoacan state prosecutor Adrian Lopez says Vista Hermosa Mayor
Octavio Carrillo was arriving at his home when four gunmen waiting
for him opened fire.
Carrillo is the sixth elected local official killed in Michoacan
Violence has soared in Michoacan, President Felipe Calderon's
home state, as drug gangs battle each other for territory and
intensify attacks on police.
Calderon says drug violence claimed at least 6,000 lives last
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