Journalist Shot 17 Times In Paraguay

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) - Paraguayan authorities say a journalist has been shot to death in a northern city bordering Brazil.

Police said 28-year old Gabriel Alcaraz was hit by 17 bullets Friday when returning home from work. He worked for radio station Amambay in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, about 370 miles north of the capital of Asuncion.

The unidentified suspects fled on a motorcycle and prosecutor Samuel Valdez says the attack is being investigated.

Paraguay's porous northern border with Brazil is a hotbed for drugs and arms trafficking.

A photographer working for the local government's press office was killed in similar circumstances in April 2013.

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