Mayor Manuel Aguilar García was shot at his home by two men; Higaldo’s Attorney said that the investigation process has already started.
The mayor of the municipality of Zapotlán de Juárez, in the state of Hidalgo, in the Mexico, was shot dead on Thursday night, 10, in the community of Acayuca. According to the Mexican magazine Process, the first reports of the homicide indicate that Manuel Aguilar Garcia he was shot, upon arriving at his home, by two armed men traveling on a motorcycle. After the attack, Aguilar was taken to a local clinic in a private car. The mayor still has vital signs, but died in hospital from his injuries. The State Attorney’s Office reported that the investigation process for the crime of murder has already started. The governor of Hidalgo, Omar Fayad, offered solidarity to Aguilar’s family members. “I strongly rebuke these detestable acts in the state. For this reason, I sent instructions to the competent authorities to clarify this regrettable event”, wrote Fayad. Manuel Aguilar García has been mayor of Zapotlán de Juárez since December 2020.