September 25th, 2010
10:09 AM ET

Mexican politican is critical after being shot multiple times

Attackers shot a mayor-elect at least five times at a veterinary clinic in a Mexican border state Friday night, officials said.

Ricardo Solis Manriquez was in critical condition at a local hospital after one of the bullets hit him in the head, said Carlos Gonzalez Estrada, a spokesman for the attorney general's office in Chihuahua.

Solis, the mayor-elect of the town of Gran Morelos, was scheduled to take office October 9.

The shooting was the latest in a string of attacks against elected officials in Mexico, where at least four mayors have been killed in the past two months.

A leading gubernatorial candidate also was killed in late June.

On Thursday, authorities said gunmen killed Prisciliano Rodriguez Salinas, the mayor of Doctor Gonzalez, a small town in the border state of Nuevo Leon.

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  1. Numbaoneballa

    Ahhhhh the joys of prohibition.

    September 25, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • floppy hat - no wait, that's my hair!

      Ain't nothing else like it the whole world over...Opium Wars, anyone?

      September 26, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. BryanWolf

    How can this be? Does not Mexico have a ban on guns? O yeh, that's only for the people that need to protect themselves or others. Just like many officials want to do in the U.S.

    September 25, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ang

    And that's only because Lindsay Loan like many others won't quit it!!!!!!

    September 25, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ang

    That did'nt sound right.Lohan!!

    September 25, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Klw

    After reading this, how can we blame Mexican families for coming here illegally? (I'm being totally serious.)

    September 25, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. phil

    Who wouldn't cross a border to feed their family? And who wouldn't go to jail if they got caught commiting a crime? It's against the law to cross the border like they do, soooo they go to jail. (duh) If you don't like the law, change it. In the meantime, go directly to jail.

    September 25, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • BryanWolf

      So true phil but they must fix their country like we had to in 1776. Just hope they learn from our mistakes. It is very sad but all over the world. Should we house every one? Yet our contry is going the way of what they run from.

      September 26, 2010 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. Floria sigmundi

    I'm scared to travel to Mexico

    Checkout this video on YouTube

    September 25, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. phil

    Floria, you are safer in Mexico than in most any inner-city USA. Our cities lead the world in murders per capita each year ya know.

    September 25, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Carlton your doerman

    The Swiss government should give him honorary Swiss citizenship for being shot full of so many holes.

    September 26, 2010 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. d red

    This is not about Americans or Mexicans. This is about Greed. It comes in the inner city and your city. Watch your local new...

    September 26, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |