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2 Dominican journalists killed during live transmission

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) ” A radio producer and an announcer have been fatally shot in the Dominican Republic while one of them was reading the news during a live transmission on Facebook.

Police said the shooting occurred Tuesday in San Pedro de Macoris, just east of the capital of Santo Domingo. Three men have been detained, but no one has been charged.

Gunfire is heard during the Facebook Live video, along with a woman yelling “Shots! Shots! Shots!” before the transmission cuts off. Police say they don’t yet have a motive.

The victims were identified as announcer Luis Manuel Medina and producer and director Leo Martinez at radio station 103.5 HICC. Police say a secretary was injured and is undergoing surgery.

Medina was also the official announcer of the Estrellas Orientales baseball team.

Santo Domingo.- Gunmen reportedly took two security guards hostage, after fleeing the scene while police say three suspects are being held.

Dayaba Garcia, secretary of the station who was injured by gunfire from the two hooded gunmen. She is reportedly pregnant.

It emerged that the journalists were the two men who denounced the pollution being spewed into protected area, Laguna Mallen, in San Pedro.

Source:, DT

Feb 14, 2017

The Dominican Republic is ranked 62nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index.


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