The first day on the job and you’re dead.

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico - Gunmen shot Nuevo Laredo’s new police chief dozens of times and killed him Wednesday, hours after he took the post. The position of police chief stood vacant for weeks after Jose Valdez left to take another municipal position. The city had a hard time finding applicants who weren’t afraid to take the job. In all, shootings have claimed the lives of 61 people this year in Nuevo Laredo.

The U.S. government has issued a warning to tourists traveling to the border, which has seen a rise in drug violence amid a turf war between the country’s two main drug cartels.

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