Liberian Journalist’s Son Shot In U.S.

CHESTER, Pa. (WPVI) – One of Liberia’s renowned broadcast journalists and former employee of the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS), Steve Makundo’s son was reportedly shot dead in the head while standing in a parking lot in Southwest Philadelphia, police say.

It happened around 3 a.m. Sunday at the Eakins Truck Service Center on the 5400 block of Paschall Avenue.

Police say the 24-year-old man was talking to a woman when a gunman opened fire.

The victim was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center with bullet wounds to the chest and head. So far, there are no arrests or word on a motive.

Detail will follow in our subsequent report.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.