Joao Valdecir de Borba

10 March 2016

The 51-year-old presenter at Radio Difusora AM in Sao Jorge do Oeste, a town in the southern state of Parana around 140 kilometers (87 miles) from the border with Argentina, was shot dead by gunmen live on air. In a statement, the station said that the attackers had knocked on the door and been allowed in before shooting Joao Valdecir de Borba in the abdomen after locking one of the presenter's colleagues in the restroom.

The suspects subsequently fled in a dark-colored Fiat Strada, according to witnesses quoted in the local daily Gazeta do Povo. The journalist had worked at Radio Difusora AM for a decade, where he hosted several music programs, according to the station's statement.