Dilia Contreras Cantillo, Leiner Montero Ortega
August 28 - Colombia
The two journalists who were shot and killed in the Colombian Caribbean area while returning from coverage of the Patron Saint Festivities of the Santa Rosa de Lima corregimiento. According to reports, two gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on the vehicle in which the journalists were travelling. A third person in the car, Joaquín Alberto Gutiérrez Marín, was also injured but was able to contact police.
36-year-old Leiner ran the Leiner Montero Historias website and was director of the Sol Digital Stereo radio station, where Dilia also worked while also contributing to other media outlests including Santa Marta media , El Informador, Hoy Diario and Voces.