Maynor Ramón Ramírez Arroyo, a reporter specializing in red news, was injured this Tuesday night when he was shot by alleged hitmen in the municipality of Apatzingán, in the Tierra Caliente region of the Mexican state of Michoacán, in the west of the country.
According to preliminary reports from the Civil Guard (State Police), the attack was perpetrated around 8:30 p.m. (02:30 GMT on Wednesday), in the Lázaro Cárdenas neighborhood (neighborhood), near the “El Ahuate” Market, where Maynor Ramón was outside his house.
Ramírez, who works for Diario ABC de Michoacán, He received several gunshot wounds, for which he was transported by Civil Protection paramedics. to the emergency area of the Regional Hospital of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS).
In this incident another man was also injured, but his identity has not been revealed by the authorities.
This attack is the second that Maynor Ramírez has suffered, since on October 11, 2016 he was shot by a man who hit him in the stomach when he was at the intersection of Lázaro Cárdenas and Francisco I. Madero avenues.
On that occasion, the journalist got into his vehicle in which he arrived at a local hospital, from where he was later transferred by a state government helicopter to a hospital in the city of Morelia.
Also this Tuesday, the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) of Guerrero An investigation began for attempted homicide for the shooting attack against three reporters in the city of Chilpancingo.capital of that state in southern Mexico, and two of them were reported as serious.
The reporters were injured after a shooting attack perpetrated by unknown persons after they covered an incident of violence recorded in the aforementioned city.
The injured reporters are the judicial reporter Víctor Mateo Francisco, from the digital media Guerrero al Instante and Ahora Guerrero; the photographer Óscar Guerrero Ramírez, from Primer Plano, and the reporter Jesús de la Cruz Nava, from Reporte Guerrero, who cover all types of events in the entity for state news agencies.
So far this year in Mexico, considered the most dangerous country without war for the pressfour journalists have been murdered in relation to their work, according to the Article 19 organization’s count.
According to this association, which defends freedom of expression, Guerrero remains the fifth state with the most attacks on journalists and media outlets, with 425 documented attacks since 2009.