At 36 years of age the Ecuadorian television host was murdered, Efraín Ruales.
The young man was attacked by unknown persons when he was traveling in his vehicle in the Juan Tanca Marengo avenue sector, in the north of Guayaquil.
Agents of the National Directorate of Crimes against Life, Violent Deaths and Disappearances (Dinased) specified that the presenter received at least four bullet wounds.
Local media reported that the attackers followed him for several blocks before attacking him. The general of the National Police and commander of Zone 8, César Zapata, told the press at the scene that Ruales was shot from a vehicle.
Ruales, who was also an actor, had left the gym shortly before and was presumably heading to your home.
“The Ecuadorian Prosecutor’s Office initiates, ex officio, an investigation into the alleged murder of television presenter Efraín R., which occurred this morning in the north of Guayaquil. The first indications are collected at the site,” the agency reported.
For his part, the Minister of Government, Patricio Pazmiñostated in networks that the National Police of Ecuador, through its specialized units, “has deployed all the actions of investigation necessary to determine the facts of the unfortunate death of Efraín Ruales “.
“Our colleague was mobilizing in his vehicle when he was intercepted a few blocks ahead of the gym he normally went to in the morning,” reported Ecuavisa, a television company where the victim worked, who was working on a morning program.
For their part, the authorities of that country revealed that the actor also received various death threats for denouncing corruption cases, facts that are currently being investigated.