Thursday, 16 February 2017
Two journalists shot dead during Facebook Live broadcast
Gunmen in the Dominican Republic opened fire and killed two radio journalists during a news bulletin broadcast on Facebook Live. The incident took place on 14 February at the radio station FM 103.5, which is situated in a shopping mall in San Pedro de Macorís city.
The assailants killed presenter Luís Manuel Medina of Milenio Caliente (Hot Millennium) — a morning news programme - and also shot the show's producer and director Leo Martínez, who was in the adjacent room.
In the horrific video, gunfire can be heard in the background as Mr Medina is reading the news.
A woman then yells: "Shots! Shots! Shots!"
Mr Medina's eyes widen before the transmission cuts off.
Medina reportedly sustained several bullet wounds to his body and died in the attack.His producer was found dead in an office next to the radio booth.
Police have arrested three men in connection with the shooting but are yet to identify any motive behind it. The radio show was known to discuss a variety of subjects from political to social issues.
Source: IBK Times