Luciano Rivera Salgado, a crime reporter for CNR Noticias Canal 54 and an editor and contributor to news website El Dictamen, was shot dead in the early hours of July 31, 2017 at an upscale bar in Rosarito, in Baja California state, while celebrating his 29th birthday. Initial reports indicated that Rivera may have been killed in a bar fight that occurred after he defended a group of women being harassed by other patrons, but the motive was not immediately clear.