Journalist in critical condition after gun attack

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Guatemala say assailants have shot and wounded a print and radio journalist in the southern part of the Central American nation.

Fire department spokesman Juan Lopez says Freddy Rodas was shot three times and is at a hospital in Guatemala City. Lopez says Rodas was attacked late Monday in the town of Mazatenango.

Rodas works for the newspaper Al Dia and for Radio Sonora.

Radio Sonora’s director Arnulfo Guzman says Rodas is in critical condition.

Last week, gunmen killed radio reporter Jesus Lim in Guatemala’s eastern province of Zacapa. Lima was shot as he sat inside his car parked outside the Sultana Radio station.

Police say they haven’t found out who is behind the attacks or why the journalists were targeted.

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