The son of a Jalisco state legislator for the Morena Party was shot to death last weekend during a visit to a local cemetery in Guadalajara.
According to police reports, at least four armed men drove into the car park of the private Recinto de la Paz cemetery, made a bee line for 20-year-old Mario Lemus, and fired at him various times at point blank range. Although the victim was in the company of relatives at the time of the incident, only one other person was slightly injured.
State Attorney General Gerardo Octavio Solis Gomez said that prior to the shooting Lemus had been involved in an “verbal altercation” with a group of people attending another funeral.
Solis Gomez said investigators were also looking at reports indicting that Mario Lemus headed a band which sang songs about the world of drug trafficking and members of the Jalisco Nueva Generacion Cartel (CJNG). The Mural newspaper reported that the band recently uploaded to YouTube a single called “The Arab Empire 7-7,” which talks about Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, the supposed leader of the CJNG.