Gunmen kill local official, son in Ciudad Juarez

Mexican officials say gunmen in the border city of Ciudad Juarez have killed a local official and his son.

Rito Grado Serrano was regional president of the community of El Porvenir outside Ciudad Juarez but lived with his family in Ciudad Juarez — one of the cities hardest hit by Mexico's drug war.

Authorities say Grado and his son Rigoberto were slain by unidentified gunmen Saturday night at their house in the city across the border from El Paso, Texas.

As regional president, Grado served as go-between for El Porvenir and the municipality of Praxedis G. Guerrero south of Ciudad Juarez.

The mayor's office in Praxedis G. Guerrero confirmed the two deaths Sunday.