American tourist killed in southern Mexico

    Guerrero state's security coordinating group said in a statement the American tourist identified only by the first name Douglas was shot three times. (MGN)

    An American shot dead in a Mexican beach resort has been identified as an official from a Southern California city.

    The city of Imperial Beach says in a statement that its Administrative Services Director Doug Bradley was killed Thursday while vacationing in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. The township includes the neighboring resort of Ixtapa. The death came the day before Bradley's 50th birthday

    Guerrero state security officials had reported Bradley's death Friday without identifying him.

    The city's statement said Bradley lived in Mexico and commuted to Imperial Beach. An avid surfer, he had travelled much of the Mexican coast.

    The city is working with the U.S. Embassy in Mexico to repatriate Bradley's body.

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