This Mexican TV producer – who worked with US TV – has been gunned down during a dispute over land ownership.
The incident took place in a land located in the area known as Picacho-Ajusco and La Marina, in the colony Lomas de Tepemecatl, in the borough of Tlalpan, in Mexico City.
The dispute took place when Andres Arreola went to a plot of land along with activists from the Heroes de 1910 group. It was not revealed if he was there in a private capacity or whether he was working on a programme.
The activists are campaigning against the commercialisation of land usage for big business in favour instead of greener alternatives, and claim that they are the rightful owners of the plot, however, on paper, the land is owned by another person, whose name has not been reported.
Arreola was discussing the issue with the man who currently occupies the land when he allegedly pulled a gun out and shot the TV producer in the face before fleeing the scene.
According to local media, onlookers tried to stop him running away but failed.
Cops were called to the scene where they found the 45-year-old man lying dead on the ground with a bullet wound in his face.
According to local media, a 54-year-old woman, identified as Leticia Camarillo Gutierrez was also shot in the knee and was taken to the hospital.
Andres Arreola was a producer of Televisa and also worked for Estrella TV, an American TV channel broadcasting content in Spanish.
His death has shocked many and tributes have poured following his passing.
In a tribute, actress Maribel Guardia said: “My family is in shock over your passing, I will always remember as one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life. A great gentleman, an excellent father, husband, great producer, businessman, sportsman”.
The investigation is ongoing and so far no arrests have been made.
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