El Informador Chubutense
May 13, 1999, in Trelew, ArgentinaGangeme, 56, editor and publisher of the weekly magazine El Informador Chubutense, was shot and killed by a gunman in the town of Trelew, Chubut Province. At 1:28 a.m., as Gangeme was parking his Chevrolet in front of his apartment, a man shot him point-blank in the head with a .38-caliber pistol. A police officer who heard the shot arrived within a few minutes. Witnesses saw a man fleeing the scene on foot. Gangeme's wallet, which contained checks and a large sum of money, was not taken, making robbery an unlikely motive.
Gangeme founded El Informador Chubutense in 1992. Since then, the weekly has become well known for denouncing corruption and revealing intimate details of the lives of local authorities and businesspeople. According to local press reports, Gangeme's hard-hitting journalism earned him many enemies.
Job: Editor, Publisher / Owner
Beats Covered: Business, Corruption, Crime
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Murder
Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire
Taken Captive: No
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