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Dominic Republic Minister shoots dead during Meeting

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Orlando Jorge Mera, the Minister Environment in the country was shot till death on Monday (June 6) by gunman who stormed into a meeting at the ministry and fire on the minister.

The report we have at the moment reveals that this Monday morning the minister of Environment lost his life after he was ambushed with a gun in his department,” the president media director, Homero Figuero says.

“Miguel Cruz, who has been recognized as the assailant, who was a closed friend of the extinct minister.”

The felon was in police captivity and that the reason for the murder was “under investigation.”

The Spokesman explained Cruz had achieved access to a defensible area through his relationship with the victim, ministry sources informed The Press

Minister Mera, who was the son of Ex-president Salvador Jorge Blanco [1982-1986], was holding a periodic meeting with his deputy ministers when he was killed.

Media correspondents at the event had observed a heavily special police corps arrive at the ministry.

Local media had alleged Cruz was blocked inside with hostages.

The environment ministry explained on Twitter it was “dismayed by the disaster that took place this Monday morning, right now we do not have any details.”