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The councilor of Bácum is shot to death in the Mexican state of Sonora

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Verónica Montiel Cortez was shot several times from a vehicle as she was leaving the gym.

Verónica Montiel Gutierrez, councilor of the municipality of Bácum, in the Mexican state of Sonora , was riddled with bullets on Wednesday night when she was leaving a gym in Ciudad Obregón, Cajeme.

According to the Sonora Prosecutor’s Office, investigations were opened into the death of the 45-year-old woman under the cover of “feminicide “.

The attack occurred around 10:45 p.m. in Colonia Villa Itson, when Montiel Gutiérrez was walking on the sidewalk and was shot several times from a vehicle in which armed men were traveling, reported Televisa .

Authorities from the three levels of government, as well as personnel from the Prosecutor’s Office, attended the scene. Meanwhile, the victim’s body was transferred to the facilities of the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo).

In the 2021 elections, the councilor of Bácum had been a candidate for the presidency of the municipality for the Labor Party (PT).

From the space that the victim was part of, they issued a statement in which they lamented the “brutal femicide”, without making political references about the crime.

“We do not think that the murder of our beloved councilwoman Verónica Montiel has more weight than the many other murders that occur in the State (from Sonora). The same pain overwhelms us for every human being whose life is taken away from them,” they pointed out.

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