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Radio journalist shot dead outside home in Chihuahua

10/12/2016
13:58
Chihuahua, Chihuahua
Luis Fierro
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41-year-old, Jesús Adrián Rodríguez was killed earlier today without any clear motive identified so far.

A radio station in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua says one of its reporters has been shot dead outside his home today's morning. The victim was getting inside a vehicle to get to his workplace from his home in the Quinta and Ochoa streets in the Santa Rosa neighborhood in Chihuahua, Chihuahua.

Antena Radio in the state capital, also called Chihuahua, says, 41-year-old, Jesús Adrián Rodriguez was killed Saturday morning and prosecutors are investigating whether his work may have been a motive.

Rodríguez covered government sources and had covered police-related news recently.

Antena Radio adds that Rodriguez spent more than 15 years at radio, print and online outlets. He joined Antena's parent company GRD Multimedia in April to cover state and local government.

The Chihuahua state journalists' union condemned Rodriguez's murder and called for an exhaustive investigation.

Mexico is one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least eight were killed in Mexico this year prior to Rodriguez's death.

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