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Mayor of Mexican city murdered one day after taking office

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Local residents gather on January 2, 2016 outside the house of Gisela Mota, newly elected Mayor of Temixco, Morelos State, Mexico, murdered on Saturday at home by gunmen.  (PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

Local residents gather on January 2, 2016 outside the house of Gisela Mota, newly elected Mayor of Temixco, Morelos State, Mexico, murdered on Saturday at home by gunmen. (PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

MEXICO CITY — The mayor of a city south of Mexico’s capital has been shot to death less than a day after taking office.

The Morelos state Public Security Commission says attackers invaded the house of Gisela Mota on Saturday morning in the city of Temixco and killed her.

Gov. Graco Ramirez says on his Twitter account that two other people died and two others have been detained. Details of the incident and the motive remain unclear.

Temixco is a city of about 100,000 people neighboring Cuernavaca, and resort and industrial city which has been suffering kidnappings and extortion linked to organized crime groups.

Mota was sworn into office on New Year’s Day. She was a member of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party and had been a federal congresswoman.