A radio broadcaster and his producer have been killed in a brutal on air attack that has left people shocked all over the world.
A video has shown the final moments of a radio broadcaster who was shot and killed while reading news on a Facebook Live stream in the Dominican Republic.
According to reports, Luis Manuel Medina was killed in the middle of his programme Milenio Caliente (Hot Millennium) on Tuesday.
His producer Leo Martinez, who was also the director of the radio station 103.5 HICC, was also killed.
The duo were broadcasting from a station in the east of the country when unidentified people came in and began shooting.
Mr Medina was transmitting his show through social media, using Facebook Live, and his video cuts out just as shots can be heard in the background.
A woman’s voice shouts: ‘Shots, shots, shots!’
Mr Medina’s eyes widen as the assassins enter the room, but he maintains his position. Mr Martínez, director of the station, was in his office at the time of being shot.
According to reports, the station secretary Dayaba Garcia was also injured in the attack and taken to hospital where she needed emergency surgery.
The attack happened in San Pedro de Macorís, where the station is based inside a shopping centre.
Police have arrested three men, but not charged anyone. The motive of the attack is unknown.
Prosecutor Claudio Cordero added the station’s secretary was also shot and had undergone surgery. He hoped the secretary could identify the attackers.
‘We are dismayed by this news of this tragic event,’ said Ana Daisy Guerrero, president of the broadcasters’ association.
Mr Medina was married and is thought to have one daughter.
The prosecutor Cordero said that members of the public ministry reviewed the videos of the security cameras the commercial center where the station is located.
The Estrellas Orientales baseball team confirmed on their Twitter account the death of Medina, who, in addition to his work at the station, worked as the official announcer for the sports team.
Tributes have been paid to Mr Medina and Mr Martinez’s on the host’s Facebook page.
One said: ‘There is no word to describe the sadness that overwhelms the family and the people of San Pedro de Macoris for the murder of the voices of our people.’
Another added: ‘Today is a black day in San Pedro, for the loss of these two bastions of the communication.’