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Spanish politician shot dead on footbridge


Spain is in shock after Isabel Carrasco, a well-known provincial politician from the country’s ruling party, was shot dead as she crossed a footbridge near her home.

Two women, thought to be a mother and daughter, have been arrested over the death of the 59-year-old local government leader in the northern city of Leon.

Witnesses there say they heard several shots fired.

Spain’s Interior Ministry is looking into personal revenge as the most likely motive for the
attack, according to Spanish media.

Carrasco was the local head of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s conservative Popular Party.

Amid reports the younger woman may have recently been fired from the council, senior Spanish politicians paid their respects and cancelled immediate campaign events for this month’s European elections.

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