On Friday June 8, the former mayor of Piedras Negras and now candidate for federal representative, Fernando Purón Johnston, was shot dead by a hitman after attending a debate.
The killer approached the politician from behind and shot him twice on the head, causing his death .
In a video that went viral on social networks, it is pbserved how a person with a beard and white cap prowls the candidate and after a few seconds he approaches Purón Johnston from behind, while a woman is taking a photo of herself and the candidate with a selfie stick, and pulls the tirgger holding the gun directly against the back of the head of the Coahuila politician.
Fernando Purón had occupied several positions in the municipal public administration. He boasted results in several areas, mainly in terms of security.
According to INEGI figures, Piedras Negras is the safest city in the entire border and the third nationwide.
However, on Monday, June 11, it was announced that the murderer of the PRI candidate for federal representative, Fernando Purón Johnston, is identified and could be captured in the next few hours.
Miguel Riquelme, governor of Coahuila, explained that it was organized crime that executed the former mayor of Piedras Negras, since Purón fought crime when he was a mayor.
TBP Newsroom with Information from Univisión