Two journalists killed during Facebook Live transmission in Dominican Republic
Radio producer and announcer shot dead while one of them was reading the news
Family and friends mourn journalists Luis Manuel Medina and Luis Martinez, of the radio station FM 103.5, in San Pedro de Macoris. Photograph: Orlando Barria/EPA
Police said the shooting occurred on Tuesday in San Pedro de Macoris, just east of the capital of Santo Domingo. Three men have been detained, but no one has been charged.
During the live transmission gunfire is heard, along with a woman yelling,“Shots, shots, shots” before the Facebook transmission cuts off. Police say they do not yet have a motive for the killings.
The victims were identified as announcer Luis Manuel Medina and producer and director Leo Martinez at radio station 103.5 HICC.
Police said a secretary was injured and is undergoing surgery.
Medina was also the official announcer of the Estrellas Orientales baseball team.