Gunmen shoot dead online journalist in Mexico border town
Gunmen shot dead an online journalist while he ate dinner at a taco stand in the border town of Ojinaga, across the border from Texas, authorities said Monday.
Assailants killed Jaime Gonzalez Dominguez Sunday afternoon in the town across the border from Presidio, Texas, said Chihuahua state prosecutors spokesman Carlos Gonzalez.
Gonzalez said authorities have yet to determine a motive in the killing and that prosecutors don’t know if Gonzalez Dominguez had received threats.
Gonzalez Dominguez published a news website called Ojinaga Noticias, which covered stories ranging from local sports to education.
The website didn’t carry any major reports about crime or drug trafficking on Monday, when the main story was about the killing of the 38-year-old journalist, who was shot at least 18 times with an assault rifle.
The gunmen stole Gonzalez Dominguez’s camera, the story reported. It added that a woman who was with him was not wounded.