A National Geographic journalist was recuperating Saturday after being shot in the leg in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, while speaking with a supposed drug dealer for a story about violence in the border city.
The occurrence including an unknown American journalist took place Friday night at an address where authorities stated 2 drug traffickers were likewise eliminated in April, according to reports. Ciudad Juarez lies about 10 miles south of El Paso, Texas.
The topic of the interview was eliminated and another thought drug dealership passed away after being required to a health center.
Squad car and a yellow cops line cordon are imagined at a crime scene after a National Geographic reporter was shot in the leg late Friday while talking to an alleged drug dealer. (REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez).
Detectives said the men were targeted by four assassins who showed up and opened fire, KTSM-TV reported. The aggressors seemed female, according to Chihuahua Deputy Chief Law Officer Jorge Nava Lopez.
The reporter, who was with 3 other reporters, did not alert the cops that they were going to remain in the area and they were not being safeguarded at the time of the interview, KTSM included.
Lopez said the state remained in ownership of the reporters’ equipment to identify whether they recorded the attack, according to the station.
The Associated Press quoted Nava as saying the reporter appeared to have been captured in an ambush that resulted in a shootout.
Nava stated the plan to interview members of orderly crime was “certainly dangerous.”
The reporter and crew left Mexico for El Paso on Saturday after private investigators interviewed them.
National Geographic representatives did not right away react to an ask for remark.
Mexico is considered the most unsafe nation for reporters in the Western Hemisphere.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.