The governor of an indigenous community was shot to death in a town about 50 miles west of Medellin.
Fernando Tequia, the slain governor, was murdered by two unidentified gunmen who were waiting at the door of his house. Tequia had reportedly not received any recent death threats, however one of the indigenous communities in the area had reported having difficulties removing an illegal gold mine.
This killing is the sixth murder of an indigenous Colombian in the department of Antioquia since the last week of June. Fourteen indigenous people have been killed in the department so far this year.