Incident Summary:

11/20/2016: Assailants opened fire on Hernan Choquepata Ordonez as he was presenting a radio program in Camana, Arequipa, Peru. Ordonez, a La Riberena jorunalist, was killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201611200068

When:
2016-11-20

Country:
Peru

Region:
South America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Arequipa

City:
Camana

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Camana district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity La Riberena
Specific Description Journalist: Hernan Choquepata Ordonez
Nationality of Target Peru
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Unknown Weapon Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Two Peru journalists' bodies found days apart," International Press Institute, March 10, 2017.