A radio anchor within the Philippines has been shot useless whereas performing a dwell Fb broadcast.
Juan Jumalon, often called DJ Johnny Walker, was shot twice in Calamba after a gunman openly entered the house studio pretending to be a listener, cops mentioned.
Mr Jumalon was live-streaming on Fb at round 5.30 native time when the suspect entered the recording sales space and shot him, The Solar experiences.
The “listener” requested permission to announce “one thing necessary on air”, the BBC experiences.
Horrifying footage confirmed the 57-year-old trying up at one thing away from the digicam earlier than the pictures ring out.
He then slumps again in his chair because the music performs on.
The attacker was then seen snatching the DJ’s gold necklace earlier than fleeing on a bike with a companion who had been ready exterior Jumalon’s dwelling.
The attacker was not seen on the Fb livestream however police mentioned they have been checking if safety cameras put in in the home and at his neighbours recorded something.
The DJ’s spouse took him to hospital instantly after the incident, however it’s understood medical doctors pronounced him useless upon arrival.
Jumalon’s broadcasts have been normally aired on 94.7 Gold Mega Calamba FM Fb web page, which has round 2,400 followers.
The Philippines has lengthy been considered one of the harmful locations for journalists on the planet.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. strongly condemned the taking pictures and mentioned he ordered the nationwide police to trace down, arrest and prosecute the killers.
“Assaults on journalists is not going to be tolerated in our democracy and those that threaten the liberty of the press will face the total penalties of their actions,” Marcos mentioned in a press release.
The Nationwide Union of Journalists of the Philippines, a press freedom watchdog, mentioned Jumalon was the 199th journalist to be killed within the nation since 1986.
“The assault is much more condemnable because it occurred at Jumalon’s own residence, which additionally served because the radio station,” the watchdog mentioned.
This text initially appeared in The Solar and has been reproduced with permission.