© Reuters. The crime scene at which Lourdes Maldonado (Mexican journalist) was killed outside her Tijuana border home on January 23rd 2022 is being walked by members of a forensic group. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes
By Lizbeth Diaz
MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – A Mexican journalist was killed by gunfire in Tijuana, the border town of Tijuana, on Sunday. This is the second shooting in that area in less than a week.
Lourdes Mendonado, an experienced journalist, was fatally shot in her Santa Fe neighborhood, Tijuana.
This killing occurred less than one week after Mexican photojournalist Margarito Martnez, 49, was shot to the head in front of his Tijuana home.
According to a source familiar with the matter, Maldonado was registered under the protection program of the state for journalists. This included surveillance by police at her house.
Maldonado, the third journalist murdered in Mexico this year was Maldonado.
Human rights group Article 19 recorded 145 journalist murders in Mexico between 2000 and 2021. Last year, seven journalists were killed.
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