Safety of Journalists > Targeted and cross fire killings > Álvaro Alfredo Aceituno López

Guatemala

Álvaro Alfredo Aceituno López

26 June 2016

The Director of a local radio ‘Illusion’ was gunned down in the municipality of Coatepeque located in the Department of Quetzaltenango. According to media reports quoting eye witnesses, the journalist was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on a motorbike who open fire on him a few meters from his home as he was waiting for a bus. He was hit on the head and taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Media organisations in Guatemala condemned the targeted killing of López, who also presented a programme called“Acontecer Coatepecano” which discussed various issued including health, security, education and justice.