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Dominican environment minister shot dead in his office -Breaking

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SANTO DOMINGO, (Reuters) – On Monday, Orlando Jorge Mera was gunned down in his office.

Authorities were unable to identify the suspects and share information about a possible motive.

Journalists were told by employees of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources that at most seven shots came from the interior of the building. Shortly thereafter, officers arrived at the scene.

Mera is a 55 year-old attorney who was born to former President Salvador Jorge Blanco. Mera’s younger brother, Orlando Jorge Villegas is currently a federal legislator.

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