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Veteran reporter gunned down in northeastern Mexico

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Veteran reporter gunned down in northeastern Mexico

Veteran Mexican reporter Maximino Rodriguez Palacios has been shot and killed in the northeastern part of Mexico.

Palacios who covers the police beat “was shot and killed” outside a store in La Paz on the Baja California peninsula as he arrived in his car at around noon (17:00 GMT) on Friday with his wife.

The death of the 71-year-old was confirmed by the state prosecutor who said the reporter died “from gunshot wounds”, adding that investigators had obtained shell casings that would be analysed in a lab.

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The attack on Palacios according to the Colectivo Pericu news website was carried out by unknown men who appeared to had used high-powered rifles.

“Colectivo Pericu rejects this attack against a comrade,” said a statement on the website.

“We demand that the authorities clarify this and many other crimes that continue to go unpunished and have left families shattered by pain.”

The murder of Palacios makes him the fourth journalist to be murdered in the country in six weeks.

 

 

 

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