Mayor, 2 others slain on highway in Mexico’s Veracruz state

  • A man carries a candle as mourners gather to greet the hearse bringing the body of Maricela Vallejo, the slain 27-year-old mayor of Mixtla de Altamirano, to her aunt’s house for her wake, in Zongolica, Veracruz state, Mexico, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Vallejo, her husband, and a driver were assassinated Thursday by multiple gunmen as they drove along a highway. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

  • Mourners, some carrying candles, gather around the hearse bringing the body of Maricela Vallejo, the slain 27-year-old mayor of Mixtla de Altamirano, to her aunt’s house for her wake, in Zongolica, Veracruz state, Mexico, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Vallejo, her husband, and a driver were assassinated Thursday by multiple gunmen as they drove along a highway. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

  • Mourners carry candles as they walk with the hearse bringing the body of Maricela Vallejo, the slain 27-year-old mayor of Mixtla de Altamirano, to her aunt’s house for a wake in Zongolica, Veracruz state, Mexico, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Vallejo, her husband, and a driver were assassinated Thursday by multiple gunmen as they drove along a highway. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

MEXICO CITY — A mayor and two others were shot to death as they were traveling in a municipal vehicle on a highway in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz, authorities said Thursday.

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