Local reporter shot dead in Northern Mexico
He also wrote about “politics, social issues and, sporadically, crime but he was not the only one to cover crime, there were three or four,” one of his editors said.
A statement from Reporters Without Borders this morning said: “The motive for terrible murder is still unknown but the way GarcÃa was apparently pursued before he was killed suggests he was personally targeted.
“MichoacÃ¡n is one of the states that have been hit worst by violence against the press, above all because of its powerful drug cartels. We extend our condolences to GarcÃa’s family and we urge the authorities to take the case seriously and to explore the possibility that he was killed in connection with his work.”