Shooting of Mexican radio host heard live on the air

Shooting of Mexican radio host heard live on the air
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Two gunmen entered a radio station in the Mexican state of Sinaloa on Saturday and killed a radio host during his broadcast.

Prosecutors say the men entered the Fiesta Mexicana station in Mazatlan and asked for Atilano Roman Tirado, a local activist and host of a weekly program. Tirado was shot in the head and chest, and listeners could hear the gunshots over the air. "One of the co-workers is heard saying, 'Oh no, he killed him, he killed him,'" station director Sergio Ontiveros told The Associated Press. Tirado later died at an area hospital.

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