Incident Summary:

11/02/2020: Assailants shot and killed a journalist, Jesus Alfonso Pinuelas, in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, authorities arrested an individual, identified as Francisco Bernardo N, in connection with the attack.




North America

region/u.s. state:


Ciudad Obregon

Location Details:
The incident occurred on Calle Chirahui between Palo Brea and Palo Santo.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity El Shock de la Noticia
Specific Description Journalist: Jesus Alfonso Pinuelas
Nationality of Target Mexico
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources noted that the victim reported on local crime and that police were investigating possible personal, family, and work-related motives for the attack.
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
"A journalist known as "El Norris" is shot dead in Ciudad Obregón," CE Noticias Financieras English, November 3, 2020.