December 7, 2022
A gunman storms his office and kills a minister in the Dominican Republic |  Globalism

A gunman storms his office and kills a minister in the Dominican Republic | Globalism

Minister of Environment dominican republicThe government of the Caribbean nation said Orlando Jorge Mira died on Monday (the sixth) after being shot in his office.

“The information we have so far points to that morning [segunda-feira]Presidential spokesman Homero Figueroa said the environment minister lost his life when he was attacked in his office with a firearm.

Minister Jorge Mira assassinated in his office in Santo Domingo – Photo: Reproduction / Instagram / Ministry of Environment of the Dominican Republic

Miguel Cruz, the person identified as the shooter, He was a personal friend of the late minister. He added that the person responsible for the accident is in the custody of the National Police and the Public Prosecution, adding that “the reasons for what happened are under investigation.”

Jorge Mira is the son of former President Salvador Jorge Blanco (1982-1986) and has been at the head of the ministry since August 2020.

Cruz entered a weekly meeting the minister held with his secretaries and opened fire, according to ministry officials who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity.

As a close friend of the victim, Cruz had no problem getting to the Ministry’s headquarters in Santo Domingo.

Police declined to comment on the incident. AFP staff present at the scene saw a heavily armed group from the elite police unit entering the ministry.

“We are appalled by the situation presented on Monday morning at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources,” the ministry said earlier on Twitter. After the accident, the authorities evacuated the building.