Regional
11:19 am
Fri February 26, 2010

Mexico Deputy Chief Killed At Son's School

Juarez, Mexico – Mexican authorities say gunmen killed a deputy police chief outside an elementary school as his wife, son and other students and parents looked on.

A state prosecutors' spokesman says Chihuahua City police coordinator Antonio Olague was dropping the boy off at school when assailants in a car attacked.

Police had no suspects in Wednesday's shooting. Prosecutors' spokesman Eduardo Ezparza confirmed the attack Thursday.

Chihuahua City is the capital of Chihuahua state, the worst-hit region in Mexico's brutal drug gang violence.

Cartels have killed scores of police and government officials in reaction to a frontal assault by thousands of troops and federal police deployed across Mexico.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.