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Gunmen kill 2 journalists as they walk in park in southern Guatemala town

  • This Nov. 17, 2009 photo released by Prensa Libre, shows journalist Danilo Lopez who was gunned down while walking in a local park in Mazatenango, Guatemala, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The director of the Prensa Libre newspaper said Lopez, and Federico Salazar of Radio Nuevo Mundo, were both killed. Local firefighters said a third person was wounded in the attack. (AP Photo/Prensa Libre)

    This Nov. 17, 2009 photo released by Prensa Libre, shows journalist Danilo Lopez who was gunned down while walking in a local park in Mazatenango, Guatemala, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. The director of the Prensa Libre newspaper said Lopez, and Federico Salazar of Radio Nuevo Mundo, were both killed. Local firefighters said a third person was wounded in the attack. (AP Photo/Prensa Libre)  (The Associated Press)

  • The covered body of journalist Federico Salazar lies on the ground in the central park of Mazatenango, Guatemala, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Gunmen shot and killed two journalists, Salazar and Danilo Lopez, and wounded a third as they walked in the park in southern Guatemala, the editor of Prensa Libre newspaper said. Lopez and Salazar were the vice-president and secretary, respectively, of the recently created Suchitepequez Press Association, according to Centro Civitas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to journalists' human rights. (AP Photo/Prensa Libre)

    The covered body of journalist Federico Salazar lies on the ground in the central park of Mazatenango, Guatemala, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Gunmen shot and killed two journalists, Salazar and Danilo Lopez, and wounded a third as they walked in the park in southern Guatemala, the editor of Prensa Libre newspaper said. Lopez and Salazar were the vice-president and secretary, respectively, of the recently created Suchitepequez Press Association, according to Centro Civitas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to journalists' human rights. (AP Photo/Prensa Libre)  (The Associated Press)

Gunmen have killed two journalists as they walked in a park in southern Guatemala.

Prensa Libre newspaper director Miguel Angel Mendez Zetina says the daily's correspondent Danilo Lopez, and Federico Salazar, of Radio Nuevo Mundo, were killed Tuesday in the southern town of Mazatenango.

Mendez Zetina says Lopez had recently filed a complaint against Jose Linares Rojas, the mayor of San Lorenzo, for threatening him over stories he wrote about a lack of transparency in Linares' government administration.

Local firefighters said a third person was wounded in the attack.