Spanish politician gunned down by police chief’s wife

LEON – Police on Tuesday arrested two women in Leon, suspected of shooting a 59-year-old politician of Spain’s ruling party in the northern city of Leon.

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Police official said the victim Isabel Carrasco, Provincial Assembly President was pronounced dead at hospital after being shot on a footbridge near her home.

It said Carrasco was walking to a meeting at the office of her party when the attacked occurred.

It said the suspects were identified as the wife and daughter of a municipal police chief.

It said preliminary investigation revealed that one of the women was recently fired from a job with the provincial council.

A response from the Ministry of Interior, in Madrid stated that all signs pointed to a theory of personal vengeance. (dpa/NAN)

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