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Mexican mayor killed one day after taking office

Posted at 5:37 PM, Jan 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-03 19:37:58-05

TEMIXCO, Mexico (KGUN9-TV) -  One day after taking office Gisela Mota Ocampo, the mayor of Temixco, Mexico was gunned down at her home. 

Temixco is a town of nearly 100,000 people located 60 miles south of Mexico City.

CNN reports that the attackers entered her home and killed her in the doorway while her family was present.

Police pursued and exchanged gunfire with the armed men, killing two of the attackers.  Two adults and a juvenile were arrested and will be prosecuted, according to CNN.

The region is known for cartel activity and the mayor had taken a pledge to tackle drug crime.