Radio presenter Edgar Quintero became the second Colombian journalist to be murdered in three weeks on Monday (2 March) when a gunman shot him as he entered a baker’s shop near his workplace.

The killer arrived by motorbike and, after shooting Quintero seven times, mounted his bike and fled.

Quintero, known as Quintín, hosted a daily news and commentary programme on Radio Luna in Palmira, a city in Colombia’s south-western department, Valle del Cauca.

According to local journalists cited by the Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ), he often criticised local government and police officials while discussing issues such as corruption.

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