Incident Summary:

11/09/2020: Assailants shot and killed journalist Israel Vazquez Rangel in Salamanca, Guanajuato, Mexico. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




North America

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred near Villa Salamanca 400.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Assassination
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity El Salmantino
Specific Description Journalist: Israel Vazquez Rangel
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 was killed while reporting on the discovery of a dismembered corpse.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
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
"Journalists symbolically shut down FGE from Guanajuato to demand justice for Israel Vazquez," CE Noticias Financieras English, November 11, 2020.
"Two gunmen murder journalist Israel Vazquez in Salamanca," CE Noticias Financieras English, November 10, 2020.
"Mexico.- Third journalist murdered in Mexico in less than a month, eighth so far in 2020," CE Noticias Financieras English, November 10, 2020.