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FGE begins investigation after two Veracruz journalists shot to death

Cosoleacaque, Veracruz — The FGE of Veracruz has begun an investigation into the Monday murder of two journalists. Yesenia Mollinedo Falconi and Sheila Johana García Olivera were shot to death in Cosoleacaque in the state of Veracruz.

The two women were killed hours after a march in Veracruz against the wave of violence against journalists in Mexico.

On Monday, the director of the El Veraz media outlet, Yesenia Mollinedo, was shot to death along with reporter Sheila Johana García Olivera. Police have not provided any possible motive for the shootings.

On social media, the FGE of Veracruz posted “the State Attorney General’s Office reports that an investigation was started due to the unfortunate events in which the director of the El Veraz portal, Yessenia Mollinedo Falconi, and the reporter Sheila Johana García Olivera, in the municipality of Cosoleacaque, lost their lives.”

Verónica Hernández Giadáns, Attorney General of the state of Veracruz, reported that all investigative avenues will be exhausted to find those responsible.

On May 5, journalist Luis Enrique Ramírez Ramos was killed in the state of Sinaloa. These three latest deaths bring the year’s count to 11 journalists killed so far in Mexico this year.