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Shooting near Mexican president's residence leaves 4 dead


MEXICO CITY — Four people were shot to death in the Mexican capital Saturday, just steps from an entrance to the official residence of the president, authorities said.

Officials said a man entered an apartment building near the National Palace seeking to urinate in the courtyard and was confronted by residents. He pulled out a gun and began shooting, hitting five people, officials said.

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A police officer killed the shooter, while three of the building residents died, authorities said. Two more residents were wounded.

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador looks on during a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, Nov. 13, 2019. (Reuters)

The surrounding area was packed with holiday shoppers.

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Residents who declined to give their names said their street in the capital’s historic center is far from safe, despite being a stone’s throw from the National Palace. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador moved into the palace when he took office a year ago, turning the former presidential residence in Chapultepec Park into a museum.



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