Mexican journalist killed while attending event at child’s school

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By: Associated Press
December 19, 2017

XALAPA, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican journalist was shot to death at an elementary school Christmas party Tuesday, becoming at least the 10th journalist slain in the country this year.

The state security coordinator said in a statement that dozens of parents and children were present when an unidentified gunmen shot 34-year-old Gumaro Perez Aguilando.

Veracruz Governor Miguel Angel Yunes condemned the attack and said he ordered state police to provide protection to the journalist’s family.

Perez covered crime news for a number of local outlets and had founded the online news site La Voz del Sur. He also worked for the local government in some capacity.

Another area reporter, Candido Rios, was killed on Aug. 22.

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