Ricardo Solis Manriquez is hospitalized in critical condition with a bullet wound to the head. That's according to 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 is 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. This Thursday the mayor of a small town in Nuevo Leon was killed. Authorities said drug cartels are suspected in the earlier deaths of politicians, a recent development in the governments war on organized crime.