Griselda Blanco shot to death by assassins on motorcycles in Medellin on Monday / by rakontur


Butcher shop in Medellin where Griselda Blanco was killed. Photo by Santiago Olivares

El Colombiano broke the news early Monday evening: Griselda Blanco had been shot and killed in broad daylight by assassins on motorcycles as she left a butcher's shop in Medellin on Monday afternoon.

Several other South American media outlets reported the story before the BBC confirmed it.

Miami New Times's Francisco Alvarado spoke to longtime Blanco family friend Cristian Rios:

[Rios] confirmed reports by Colombian news outlets that Blanco died from her wounds after she was transported to a nearby hospital. "It's hard to comprehend right now," he says. "I'm hoping the reprisals end here."

The Miami Herald's David O'Valle had the first detailed story of Blanco's death and history in Miami:

“It’s surprising to all of us that she had not been killed sooner because she made a lot of enemies,” former Miami homicide detective Nelson Andreu, who investigated her, said late Monday. “When you kill so many and hurt so many people like she did, it’s only a matter of time before they find you and try to even the score.”

Mickey Munday and others took to Twitter: