Sinaloa. - An attack by gunmen Monday night in Angostura- killed a renowned journalist and a sportscaster who worked for Televisa and local radio in Hermosillo.
Alberto Angulo Gerardo, 42 years old, was originally from Angostura, Sinaloa but was based in the city of Hermosillo, Sonora where he worked for Televisa Hermosillo and local radio stations. Alberto Gerardo was also head of Social Communication of the Ministry of Labor in Sonora .
A police report reveals that armed men traveling in two vehicles attacked the four members of the family driving in a compact car on a country road leading to Campo Plata in Angostura.
The journalist was killed by an armed group while in riding in a white, 2014 model Bora automobile while returning from a funeral.
Martin Robles Armenta, attorney general of Justicia, confirmed that the incident happened around 22:00 pm Monday night in the vicinity of the community of Agustina Ramirez, municipality of Angostura.
The deputy said that the little that is known is from the statement. The journalist accompanied his family returning from a wake. On the road they were hit by unknown persons who shot them. So far forensic tests are being performed as part of the initial inquiries.
Jesus Antonio Aguilar Iniguez, director of the State Ministerial Police of Sinaloa, confirmed this morning that the attack was the result of an attempt to rob the Sonoran.
The journalist had been at the wheel, and accelerated with intention of escaping from the assailants who firing heavy weapons into their vehicle.
"For several kilometers, on the road leading to Campo Plata, criminals shot ttrying o force the family to stop. When Alberto Angulo Gerardo was injured, having received multiple gunshotss, he lost control of the car, it overturned and he was killed," said a statement.
Police said after the shooting and subsequent crash, the three women passengers were injured, and the attackers fled the scene.
The Legacy of Alberto Gerardo
Alberto Angulo Gerardo was a prominent sports journalist from Hermosillo, is here to stay in this city and left a great legacy to the time of departure.
The sports writer/announcer, with more than 20 years of experience in radio, came to Hermosillo from his home State, Sinaloa, at the beginning of 1990's with the purpose of studying the degree course in communication sciences at the University of Sonora.
He started out as at a low level at local radiofusora operator and was slowly climbing up to make a name in the radio spectrum, with a musical program called "the Radioactive man", where he delighted his audience with songs in English.
In 2001 he joined the television to narrate the world series of major league baseball, between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Yankees.
Radio still ran his programs, "Radioactive man", "The trunk", "DL sports", among others,and on television he did "Notivisa sports", "Televisa Deportes Hermosillo", he was the official reporter for Fox Sports starting in 2004 during the local matches of the now the extinct team, Coyotes de Sonora.
Similarly he announced Hermosillo owls games in the third Division of Mexican soccer, He announced different boxing fights held in the Sonoran capital, as well as many major league games, among other major events in the world of sports..
His favorite sport was soccer, he even practiced it. He played in a League of Veterans of Hermosillo, where he played as front striker, since he was in possession of a skilled left-handed leg.
A prominent member of the sports media, Alberto Angulo Gerardo, was 42 years of age, is survived by his wife Laura Reyna and their three children, Valeria, 12 years, Luis Alberto, 10 and Diego Armando, 5.
Family members, friends, acquaintances and colleagues from the media gathered this morning at a well known local undertaker to say goodbye to the journalist Alberto Angulo Gerardo.
As many friends, as media and members of sports leagues, carried wreaths placing them next to the coffin of the popular sportscaster, on which hung his laminated press badge that credited him as a journalist for Radio SA.
The body of Alberto Gerardo arrived in the Sonoran capital this morning and will be there throughout the day, the tributes and prayers will continue tomorrow from an early hour. José Cruz Victorín, Secretary general of the Stirt section Hermosillo confirmed Thursday starting 9:00 Thursday will pay tribute to Alberto Gerardo on the premises of the.
Then the cremation will take place and finally at 19:00, there will be a mass in the parish of Santa Elena. Allan de la Rosa, leader of the Association of sports reporters in Hermosillo, said that fellow journalists from the sports source will provide a tribute Saturday 23 November in the the Olympiad Stirt-Codeson, an event for which already they are refining the last details.
The vigil is at the funeral home located in Juarez and Luis Encinas.