Mexican Journalist Shot to Death in Car in Acapulco -Media

MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Mexican journalist Nelson Matus died Saturday in Acapulco, a coastal resort in the southwest state of Guerrero. Local media reported this.

Mexican newspaper El Universal reported that Matus, the director of local news website Lo Real de Guerrero was shot while in his vehicle in a parking lot.

Mexican newspaper Reforma reported that the attack occurred after 3 pm in the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood in Acapulco's north.

Reforma reported that Matus survived two attempted assassinations in 2017 and 2019. This was based on local media.

Matus's death came one week after Luis Martin Sanchez was found dead in Nayarit, after he had gone missing. Sanchez worked as a journalist at the Mexican newspaper La Jornada.

The office of the state attorney general in Guerrero did not immediately respond to a comment request.

Investigating corruption, crime, and drug cartels in Mexico is often fraught with danger. According to the media watchdog Reporters without Borders, Mexico was the most dangerous country in the world for journalists last year.