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15th Mexican journalist murdered in Mexico this year

October 3, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
15th Mexican journalist murdered in Mexico this year

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A group of cartel hitmen fatally shot a Mexican journalist and local radio personality in the state of Guerrero.

The latest slaying of a Mexican journalist occurred less than a week after another reporter was murdered in nearby Chiapas.

According to reports, the attack occurred at a mechanic shop in Taxco Guerrero when a crew of gunmen shot Arturo Porcallo Eguiluz, who was also known as DJ Pikachu.

The 34-year-old worked for Radio y Television de Guerrero.

A motive for his killing has not been officially revealed. Officials did also not indicated if Porcallo was being threatened before his murder.

Porcallo’s slaying comes less than a week after the killing of Mario Leonel Gomez Sanchez, a reporter in Chiapas who was targeted for his work in exposing corrupt politicians.

The most recent homicide is the 15th assassination among journalists in Mexico so far this year.

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