Journalist Nicolás Humberto García was killed on March 10, 2016 in the municipality of Tacuba in the department of Ahuachapán in western El Salvador. García worked at community radio station Expressa, where he had a program on violence prevention, which gave airtime to local police. He was walking to work when he was targeted by seven masked attackers and gunned down. In October 2016, four gang members were sentenced to 20 years in prison each for the murder. Authorities said García was targeted because he failed to join a criminal gang or to allow them to broadcast their messages on his program.