Journalist Shot by Purported Drug Dealer While Reporting in Mexico

An American journalist with National Geographic was discharged from a Mexican hospital Saturday after being shot in the leg whereas interviewing a purported drug vendor in Ciudad Juarez, a metropolis merely south of El Paso, Texas.

Jorge Nava, authorized skilled widespread for the northern part of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, talked about in a video message the journalist appears to have been caught in ambush Friday evening that resulted in a shootout. A purported drug vendor died on website, whereas one different died in a hospital.

He talked about the attackers appeared to be females.

Nava talked about the wounded American journalist was accompanied by three completely different journalists. He talked about all four left Mexico for El Paso early Saturday after making statements to authorities in regards to the incident.

He described the journalists’ plan to interview members of organized crime as “obviously risky” and talked about that two people — allegedly members of jail groups — had been killed in April on the equivalent house the place the journalists had organize television cameras for the interview.

The matter of the report, talked about Nava, was violence in Ciudad Juarez.

Mexico might be essentially the most dangerous nation for journalists in the Western Hemisphere. The Committee to Protect Journalists says 5 journalists have been killed in the nation this yr.

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