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Tijuana hopeful shot to death

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TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A gunman shot to death a former Olympic marksman who was a candidate to become Tijuana's mayor.

Guillermo Castellanos Martinez was shot several times in the back by a gunman who was waiting in a car outside his house, said police official Hector Alcantar. He died on the spot Wednesday night.

Castellanos, an official with the federal Commerce Secretariat, had been a federal congressman and a state assembly member, as well as having headed a workers union.

He was among the candidates competing for the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party's nomination for mayor of this gritty border city. The election will be held next year.

He also was a nine-time national marksman champion and participated in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.