TV reporter shot at in HondurasOctober 31st, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) A television reporter was shot and wounded in San Pedro Sula, a city in northern Honduras.
“My colleague, Edy Andino, has (gunshot) wounds in the legs and back, but thanks to God his condition is stable,” said cameraman Orlin Castro of channel 6.
Andino was driving Friday night when four individuals in a vehicle opened fire, Castro said, adding that he took the reporter to a private clinic.
The reporter was driving to his house in San Pedro Sula’s Montefresco district when he was attacked, Castro said.
Investigators are working on the theory that the shooting is linked to a botched car robbery, a police spokesman said.
Andino’s vehicle is “one of the favorites” of car thieves, the police spokesman said.
A total of 16 journalists have been murdered in Honduras since 2009, according to official figures, with the majority of the killings going unsolved.
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