Philippine radio reporter shot dead by unknown assailant

Philippine Radio reporter Jose Bernardo (seen) was shot dead in Quezon City in Metro Manila on October 31, 2015, police said Monday.

Jose Bernardo

Unknown gunmen in the Philippines have shot dead a radio reporter in what may be the latest in a string of targeted attacks against journalists in the country.

Police said on Monday that the victim, identified as Jose Bernardo, had been repeatedly shot Saturday night by a gunman in Quezon City in Metro Manila, the National Capital Region of the Philippines, police said.

The gunman and an accomplice waiting on a motorcycle fled the scene of the shooting, which also saw another civilian wounded.

Police said the motive for the killing is unknown but Bernardo’s job as a journalist could be a reason.

Four journalists were slain in the Philippines in August and September, according to media rights monitors.

Since June 2010, 28 journalists have been killed in the Asian county.

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