RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 6: A heavily armed policeman provides security for construction workers at a cave site used by drug dealers to incinerate their victims in a bush area June 6, 2003 at Morro da Grota shantytown, one of the most dangerous in Rio de Janeiro. The cave is know as "the microwave oven" and was used a ago to burn the body of award winning TV producer Tim Lopes, who was doing an investigative news story on the drug trade in the community. The workers left the area after less than two hours out of safety concerns. Already used to living in a city with one Brazil's highest crime rates, Rio's residents have been terrorized with a surge in violence since the beginning of the year, with a series of business shutdowns, bombings and gun battles promoted by the city's drug dealers, who control most of Rio's shantytowns. The federal government's National Internal Security Plan places Brazil's states' police departments under the Federal Police and forces state governments to take a series of coordinated measures to clean its police forces as well as increase its efficiency. (Photo by Andre Vieira/Getty Images)2003 Getty Images
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – A Brazilian radio announcer was killed by two assailants who shot him during a live broadcast, the station that employed him said.
The attackers, who had knocked on the door and been allowed in, shot Joao Valdecir de Borba in the abdomen after locking one of the announcer's co-workers in the restroom, Radio Difusora AM said in a statement Friday.
The suspects subsequently fled in a dark-colored Fiat Strada, according to witnesses cited by local daily Gazeta do Povo.
The 51-year-old De Borba had worked at Radio Difusora AM for a decade, having hosted several music programs, according to the station.
The killing occurred Thursday night in Sao Jorge do Oeste, a town in the southern state of Parana that is home to around 10,000 inhabitants and located around 140 kilometers (87 miles) from the border with Argentina.
Early this year, the National Federation of Journalists, or Fenaj, denounced an increase in violence against reporters in Brazil, where 11 media professionals were killed in 2015.
In that annual report, the Fenaj said Brazilian journalists suffered nine armed attacks, 49 instances of physical aggression, 28 threats or episodes of intimidation and 13 attempts to impede their professional duties.