Mexico security official's convoy under fire, 4 dead

Gunmen armed with high-caliber weapons attack Mexico's top security officer's convoy Saturday, killing a least four, according to the L.A. Times.

Minerva Bautista Gomez, the public security minister, had just left Michoacan's state fair, which was attended by other high ranking officials as well, according to the L.A. Times.

Two of Bautista's bodyguards and two bystanders died. Nine others were wounded including two girls ages 2 and 12, according to the Associated Press.

The motive and identity of the 20 attackers is still unknown, but drug violence is common in Michoacan, according to the Associated Press.

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