Candidate for vice mayor of La Chorrera, Panama, shot dead | News
The candidate for vice mayor of the La Chorrera district for the Realizing Goals (RM) party in Panama, Jorge 'Chipi' Franco, was murdered this Tuesday after being shot during the night.
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According to the Homicide and Femicide section of the Panama Oeste Prosecutor's Office, Franco was killed at the entrance of his residence where he was surprised by subjects who were traveling in a vehicle.
The Panamanian politician was transferred to the Nicolás Solano Hospital where his death was confirmed as a result of the shots received.
#Investigation| Homicide and Femicide Section of the Panama Oeste Prosecutor's Office is carrying out investigation proceedings for the homicide of a candidate for vice mayor, which occurred yesterday, November 14, 2023, in La Mitra de La Chorrera. pic.twitter.com/DEFpquoSAV
— Attorney General's Office (@PGN_PANAMA)
November 15, 2023
For its part, the Public Ministry announced the opening of an investigative process to clarify the circumstances of the event and determine those responsible for the homicide.
Franco was running mate with the veterinarian, Abdiel Medina, on the bench of former president Ricardo Martinelli, who is running for president in next year's general elections.
Last week, the representative of Belisario Porras and president of the Municipal Council of San Miguelito, César Caballero, was murdered in the Casa Real urbanization, Villa Zaita.
Recent events have raised alarms due to the increase in the highest levels of violence against politicians as protests against the controversial mining contract continue.
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