MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities say gunmen burst into the
office of the police chief of a northern city and shot him to
Santa Catarina Mayor Gabriel Navarro says city police chief
German Perez was shot several times Monday.
Navarro says Perez had not mentioned receiving any threats when
they spoke earlier in the day.
Santa Catarina is a suburb of the northern city of Monterrey.
The greater Monterrey area has been the scene of constant killings
and reprisals among rival drug traffickers since a rupture between
the Gulf and Zeta cartels in late 2009.
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