Mexican photojournalist, Margarito Martinez (49), was shot lifeless outdoors his dwelling in Tijuana. Whereas the police say that the explanations for the assault are nonetheless not clear, Martinez had reportedly been threatened.
Martinez was discovered with a gunshot wound to his head on Monday, Al Jazeera writes. The homicide was reported at 2.45 a.m. close to his dwelling in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. The journalist had reported on police and crimes for numerous native, nationwide, and worldwide media, based on Televisa.
experiences that the explanations behind the assassination are nonetheless not clear. Nevertheless, media rights group Yo sí soy periodista (I Am a Journalist) instructed Imagen that individuals related to organized crime had threatened Martinez previous to the homicide.
Mexican journalists grieve the lack of a colleague they describe as hardworking, courageous, beneficiant, and humorous. Apart from being a faithful journalist, Martinez was additionally a husband and a father. Sadly, he was amongst greater than 70 folks killed in Tijuana this month alone, and greater than 100 journalists murdered in Mexico since 2000.
A fundraiser on GoFundMe has been began after Martinez’s homicide in an try and help his household.
[via Al Jazeera]