>> Just hours after he was sworn into office a newly elected mayor was gunned down in the Mexican state of Oaxaca Tuesday. Another official was also injured in the attack and later died from his injuries. That was according to officials who say Major Alejandro Aparicio whose from the town of Tlaxiaco was on his way to a meeting in the town hall when he was murdered There was one arrest related to the murder.
Authorities say he's the only person linked to the death but locals believe others may be involved.>> The people in the town detained the assailant and he was handed to the prosecutor. Today the prosecutor has the man in detention and we hope that very soon there is a precise investigation into the assailants.
Because there was not just one person involved. He wasn't the mastermind there are others behind this case.>> We want to do everything possible to clarify this murder because there can be no impunity.>> Aparicio was a member of the Leftist party of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Research from one consulting firm showed that in the 12 month period up to August last year, 175 politicians in Mexico were murdered.