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Mayor of Santo Domingo Este is shot dead

Santo Domingo.- The mayor of Dominican Republic´s biggest city was shot dead around noon Tuesday his offices of the Dominican Federation of Municipalities, allegedly by a councilman from an unspecified city, local TV report.

De los Santos, who was mayor of Santo Domingo Este, the country´s biggest and most highly populated city, was allegedly shot dead by an employee of DEDOMU, who also killed a security guard before taking his own life.

De los Santos was also the owner of Juancito Sport, one of the country´s biggest chains of betting parlors.

Local media report that the shooter has been identified only as “Luis,” who allegedly had worked in FEDOMU

The fatal victim was a member of the ruling PLD party´s top echelon,  the Political Committee, and had been confirmed as its candidate to repeat in his post. He was one of the country´s most easy-going politicians.

He was reportedly shot twice, once in the head and in the chest.

Source: DT

Dec 15, 2015

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