A Brazilian sports journalist was shot to death in the state of Goiás by an unidentified attacker as he was returning home from work.
Valério Luiz de Oliveira, 49, was leaving the radio station when he noticed an individual on a motorcycle waiting for him. Luiz tried to escape on seeing the man but was unsuccessful. Police officials explained that the attacker shot him six times, and by the time the ambulance arrived, Luiz was dead.
According to witnesses, Luiz had received threats for his reporting on the local Goiá football club and the team's fans.
According to DCMF, Luiz is the seventh journalist to be killed in Brazil this year. The other six journalists to have been killed in Brazil are:
24 April 2012: Decio Sa, 42 year old blogger and reporter, shot dead in the city of Sao Luis.
24 March 2012: Onei de Moura, head of a weekly newspaper, shot dead in a small town in the Paraná state.
24 March 2012: Divino Aparecido Carvalho, artistic director at Rádio Cultura Am, shot in the chest
12 February 2012: Paulo Roberto Cardoso Rodrigues, editor of the Mercosul News website, died in Ponta Para, in the southern Mato Grosso do Sul state, after being shot several times by two men on a motorcycle.
9 February 2012: Mario Randolfo Marques Lopes, 50, the editor of the website Vassouras na net, which criticised local politicians, judges and police, was shot dead with his girlfriend in the state of Rio de Janeiro
3 January 2012: Laercio de Souza, a journalist of Sucesso radio in Camacari, shot dead in the northeastern state of Bahia.