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Juarez Media Outlets Targeted In Shooting

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Aired 3/6/13

The offices of a newspaper and a television station in Ciudad Juarez were hit in a drive-by shooting early Wednesday morning. No one was injured.

From the website ElDiario.mx.

— The offices of a newspaper and a television station in Ciudad Juarez were hit in a drive-by shooting early Wednesday morning. No one was injured.

At about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning security cameras captured a silver Dodge Caravan pulling up to the entrance of El Diario newspaper in Ciudad Juárez. Gunman opened fire, striking the glass doors multiple times. El Diario's website reported the story a few hours later and included pictures of the damage.

El Diario reports that about 15 minutes after their building was hit more gunfire stuck the outside of Canal 44, a local TV station.

Police hadn't determined a motive or made any arrests hours after the shootings.

On Sunday gunman murdered a reporter in the Mexican border town of Ojinaga, four hours southeast of Juárez. Since 2008, two reporters from El Diario have been killed when a wave of drug violence hammered the city.

Mexico is listed among the most dangerous countries for journalists with about 60 killings in the last six years.

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