Edward Scott, leading mayoral candidate, was assassinated Wednesday afternoon during an outside press conference. Scott was meeting at the town square with labor union representatives to discuss his proposed economic policies before getting shot in the temple by an unknown assailant. Edward Scott was known throughout the community as a charitable man, founding several foundations including the “Foster Friendly” program which aims to better the conditions for foster children. A widower and former police officer, Scott infamously investigated the case of nine abducted and murdered children who disappeared over a decade ago, ultimately leading to the arrest of David Cristock, before retiring from the force. After announcing his candidacy a little over half a year ago, Edward Scott’s popularity skyrocketed, and polls showed him in a comfortable lead over mayoral opponents Clara Yung, Gabriel Velay and Deangelo Carter.