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Gun attack against web reporter in Antigua and Barbuda "unusual," IPI says

By Zach Dyer

An online news website in Antigua and Barbuda reported that one of its reporters was shot at on March 4, according to the International Press Institute.

The alleged shooting took place in the capital, St. John’s, as the reporter drove away from the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium after the Zimbabwe-West Indies cricket match, reported Caribarena, the news website that employs the journalist.

The website added that the reporter sustained minor injuries when the side mirror of his car was destroyed.

A representative from Caribarena told IPI that the attack was “unusual” and that the publication had received a “verbal threat” earlier that week, allegedly from an unidentified official in the Antigua Labour Party.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.

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