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D.J. shot, killed during Facebook Live broadcast: VIDEO

by Ellen Killoran

Gunmen stormed a radio station mid-broadcast

A D.J. in the Dominican Republic was shot and killed while hosting a live radio show, and the horrific incident was broadcast on Facebook Live.

Louis Medina was reportedly presenting the news on his program Milenio Caliente (“Hot Millenial”) on the station FM 103.5 when gunmen entered the studio and opened fire. Police told The Guardian the shooting took place in the Dominican Republic city of Pedro de Macorís, 45 minutes outside of the capital city Santo Domingo.

Producer and director Leo Martínez was shot dead in an adjacent office, and a station secretary Dayaba Garcia reportedly suffered injuries and underwent emergency surgery.

Gunshots can be heard in the background during a video clip of the broadcast, and a woman can be hearing shouting a warning to Medina, whose eyes grow wide just before the feed cuts off.

A motive for the shooting is not yet known, but police told The Guardian they have three suspects in custody.

Below is a video of Medina’s final moments:


Photo: YouTube screenshot

Ellen is a seasoned journalist and former media & entertainment reporter with a taste for true crime. Formerly a senior editor at IBTimes, her work has appeared in Forbes, Rolling Stone, Maxim, NYMag, Indiewire, and more. She co-produced the HBO documentary "Youth Knows No Pain" and appeared in a documentary series that aired alongside the Lifetime movie "Manson's Lost Girls."