Honduras

Igor Padilla

17 January 2017

Igor Padilla

The 36-year-old TV news presenter for Canal HCH and well-known crime report was fatally injured when four unidentified gunmen opened fire on him in Suyapa, an area of San Pedro Sula as we he filming a TV documentary on violence against journalists in the country. According to reports, Padilla received a phone call and stepped on the street to take it when the four attackers, allegedly in police uniform, shot him with high velocity weapons. He was taken to hospital with multiples injuries but died on the way.

18 have been arrested in connection with the journalist’s murder and two have reportedly confessed to their involvement, reports added. The journalists’ colleague said that he had received death threats and some believe that his murder was ordered by members of the criminal group Mara who are currently in prison.