A grieving grandma suffered a fatal heart attack at the wake of her politician son and 11-year-old grandson, who were shot dead in lawless in Mexico.
Bereaved Amelia Garcia Fernandez suffered a heart attack while receiving condolences from family and friends at the funeral home on 6th March.
She was rushed from the wake to a hospital, but medics were unable to save her life.
Her nephew, Oscar Justino Garcia-Galindo, later wrote online: “My Aunt Amelia’s heart could not bear so much pain and stopped beating.
“Our heartfelt condolences and solidarity go to Luis Arturo Sanchez Garcia and family for the terrible events accumulated in these days.
“Rest in peace, Aunt Melita, Alexis Sanchez, and little Alexis Jerome.”
Luis Arturo is Amelia’s surviving son and the former mayor of the municipality of Tezonapa, Veracruz State.
He said in a video posted to social media: “One of the pillars of this family has just passed away, now only I am left alone.
“My mother, Amelia Garcia Fernandez, has passed away and will be laid to rest at Funerales Velez in Cordoba.
“Tomorrow [7th March], she will have a funeral mass in the presence of her son and grandson.”
Alexis Sanchez Garcia and his family were followed as they drove home from a family event in Tezonapa on 5th March.
The former local deputy and then secretary of legislative services in the Veracruz Congress noticed the vehicle on his tail and tried to outrun it.
But he crashed into some motorcycles, and his pursuers caught up with him.
They riddled the family car with bullets, killing Alexis and his young son, Alexis Jerome Sanchez Cancino, and seriously injuring his wife.
The armed suspects then fled the scene.
Authorities in Veracruz are investigating the case.