A Brazilian radio DJ Gleydson Carvalho was shot yesterday in a studio live on air by two gunman.

The two gunman burst into Radio Liberdade FM in Camocin, in north east Brazil, overpowered a receptionist and an engineer and went into the studio where Gleydson was broadcasting and shot him five times, three times in the head and twice in the chest. And left in a motorbike.

An hour before he was killed, the DJ had been campaigning against corruption and even received death threats while on air

    “They came to the station’s facility and said that they had to make an announcement,” Herbert Silva, a local police chief, said.

He added that the culprits have been identified.

    “We’re going to find them soon because they don’t have water, money, food and they are in a region with a lot of sun, rocks – almost a desert.”