An armed commando shot to death this Sunday afternoon an official from the Veracruz Congress and his seven-year-old son, while his wife was seriously injured, local authorities reported.
It was the former local deputy and current secretary of Legislative Services of the Congress of Veracruz, Alexis Sanchez Garciawho was traveling with his family in his private vehicle.
The events occurred at 2:00 p.m. on Miguel Hidalgo street in the downtown area of the municipality of Tezonapain the central mountainous area of Veracruz, eastern Mexico.
A armed commando He chased the public servant through several streets, who, while trying to flee, collided with motorcycles and circulating and parked vehicles.
However, the criminals caught up with him and shot him.
The legislative official and his seven year old son. Meanwhile, his wife was seriously injured and she was taken to a local hospital.
The State Attorney General’s Officeo reported that an investigation folder was opened for the “unfortunate facts” and explained that prosecutors, experts and ministerial police attached to the Córdoba Regional Prosecutor’s Office carry out the legal proceedings to establish the causes and find the whereabouts of those responsible.
He public server assassinated was the main adviser to the president of the Political Coordination Board of Congress, the morenista Juan Javier Gómez Cazarín.
This is the second case in the year, where in a armed attack minors were also murdered in the state of Veracruz, an entity with high-impact criminal acts.
At the end of January, the former candidate of the party Strength for Mexico to the Coxquihui mayor’s office, Fernando Pérez Vega, alias “el Pino”, along with two of his minor children, were shot dead in the port of Veracruz.
These events occur just days after reporting a year-on-year rise of 6.43% of the homicides January in Mexico, which last year registered 30,968 murders after the two most violent years in its history.