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Top Mexican Journalist Survives Assassination Attempt in Mexico City

  • Ciro Gomez Leyva attacked close to his house on Thursday night
  • Attempt escalates violence against reporters in Mexico
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Ciro Gomez Leyva, one of Mexico’s best known journalists and TV anchors, survived an assassination attempt close to his home in Mexico City, an escalation of the violence that has made the country one of the world’s most dangerous for reporters. 

Gomez Leyva was attacked by two people on a motorcycle at 11:10 p.m. on Thursday when he was 200 meters (656 feet) from his house, he said in a post on Twitter. He survived the shooting thanks to his armored car, he said, adding pictures of what appears to be the impact of bullets against his vehicle.