Authorities in Mexico are investigating the killing of a photographer in the border metropolis of Juarez. The killing marks the ninth killing of its sort as human rights teams proceed to label Mexico as one of many deadliest locations for information staff in the world.
This week, three gunmen in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, shot and killed Ismael Villagomez — a photographer with El Heraldo de Juarez. The killing occurred on Thursday early morning when Villagomez was moonlighting as a rideshare driver.
According to info launched by El Heraldo de Juarez, the killing occurred when the three gunmen tried to rob Villagomez whereas he was driving his car and he tried to combat again. During the battle, the gunmen shot the journalist in the again of the pinnacle.
On Friday afternoon, investigators with the Chihuahua Attorney General’s Office arrested three suspects recognized as Carlos Miguel, Joan Eduardo, and Jesus Adrian. During the raids, authorities seized a number of baggies of cocaine and a handgun believed to have been used in the killing.
While the killing doesn’t look like associated to Villagomez’s work, Human Rights Watch has listed the homicide because the ninth of its sort in Mexico in 2023.
Mexico | Photojournalist Ismael Villagómez Tapia was killed Thursday morning in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.
He was the 9th journalist killed in Mexico in 2023. pic.twitter.com/f3fA5PYZfy
— Tyler Mattiace (@TMattiaceHRW) November 18, 2023
The Committee to Protect Journalists has not solely referred to as for a immediate investigation into the killing but additionally continues to label Mexico as one of many deadliest locations in the world for media staff.
#MEXICO: CPJ has realized of the killing of Ismael Villagómez, a photographer of @heraldocuu, earlier as we speak in Ciudad Juárez, and calls on authorities to instantly and credibly examine. https://t.co/EZ5paYyJBu
— CPJ Américas (@CPJAmericas) November 16, 2023
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