Nat Geo Journalist Shot While Interviewing Drug Dealer in Mexico


Gunmen attacked a National Geographic journalist during an interview with a drug dealer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. After the shooting, authorities escorted the journalist and his team from the drug den to an international bridge where U.S. consular officials helped them cross the border into El Paso, Texas.

Information released by the Chihuahua Attorney General’s Office revealed that the shooting took place Friday night in the Villa de Olivos neighborhood while the journalist from National Geographic carried out an interview in a drug den or “picadero.” During the attack, the journalist sustained a gunshot wound to his leg. The drug dealer being interviewed died from multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities responded to the scene of the attack and rushed the wounded journalist to a local hospital. Others provided security to three other members of the film crew.

State officials did not identify the criminal organization behind the attack.

According to El

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