At least three hooded assailants armed with AK-47s shot
television station owner Mendoza, 39, as he arrived at Channel 24 broadcast
facilities at about 7 a.m., according to press reports.
Mendoza, who was shot multiple times, was pronounced dead
at the scene. Police said they believed it was a contract killing but did not
provide any details. In addition to owning Channel 24, Mendoza had investments in real estate and in
the coffee and agricultural industries.