Rancher Gustavo Andrés Cordero Vallejo, cousin of Guanajuato Governor Diego Sinhue, was shot dead in broad daylight in the city of León, when he was aboard his truck, along with his wife and two of their children , who were unharmed, local authorities reported.
The events took place on Thursday afternoon, when Cordero Vallejo was driving along Miguel Hidalgo boulevard, in the Floridad neighborhood, in León, when a subject got out of a white Atos car and approached the driver's truck. rancher and started shooting him without saying a word.
Cordero Vallejo, 36, was in his Dodge Ram truck, which had a trailer carrying three bulls. The rancher had left his ranch Hacienda Arriba in the direction of Malecón del Río.
A car was following him
According to the reports of the Secretary of Public Security, the cousin of the governor of Guanajuato was followed by a white Atos car with tinted windows, as captured by the security cameras of the city of León.
Suddenly, the Atos began to pass the red lights of the traffic light since they had lost sight of the truck where the young rancher was going, but they managed to catch up with him when Cordero Vallejo stopped the march on Miguel Hidalgo boulevard, since he touched the red traffic light.
His wife and children were unharmed
Gustavo Andrés Cordero Vallejo fell to his death from bullet wounds, local authorities reported.
The hitman fled the scene in the Atos and so far the authorities have not been able to find him.
After the events, the governor of Guanajuato Diego Sinhue confirmed that his cousin Andrés Cordero Vallejo was murdered and announced that the state prosecutor's office will take over of the investigations.
At this time it is unknown if any organized crime group was involved in the murder. Several drug cartels operate in the state that dispute control of the territory, among them is the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.