A Mexican reporter who wrote about violent crime in the central state of Guanajuato died of gunshot wounds on Monday, local authorities confirmed, in the second murder of a journalist in less than a month.
Mexico has for years been one of the world’s most dangerous nations for reporters.
Israel Vazquez was about to live broadcast the discovery of human remains in plastic bags in the municipality Salamanca for the online portal El Salmantino when he was shot at least 11 times, local media reported.
Vazquez was taken to hospital where he died of his wounds.
“It was really cowardly … We’re in shock,” said a colleague, who declined to be identified. It was not immediately clear why Vazquez was targeted or who was behind the attack. (NYPost)