An armed group has killed the President of the State Commission on Human Rights of Baja California Sur, Silvestre de la Toba Camacho, in La Paz, the capital of this tourist state of northwestern Mexico, on Monday afternoon. His son, Fernando de la Toba, has also been killed in the attack, and his 18-year-old wife and daughter have been injured.
The ombudsman was traveling about 19.00 (local time) through the streets of the city in his truck with his family, when another vehicle has been approached and from the inside have made several shots. Of the Toba has died in the act and his car has ended up crashing into a nearby business, according to local press reports.
The events have occurred at the intersection of the forger streets and Luis Donaldo Colosio. After the attack, the area has been cut off to traffic.
The attack occurs in one of the most tourist states in Mexico and also one of those who has experienced a greater upturn in violence in recent months. Only on October 91 people have been killed on the Sudcaliforniana peninsula. The place known for its paradisiacal beaches has long become a battleground in which different groups of drug trafficking are disputed the square.
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