TV show host shot dead
The incident took place metres from the channel's offices, on the ring road near the La Cañada district in Comayagüela.
Valladares was riding in a Toyota Corola with his co-presenter and roommate Nelly Yorleny Pavón and two men who were thought to be his bodyguards.
According to what Pavón told the National Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DNIC) in the emergency room of Hospital Escuela, the two journalists were sitting in the rear seats of the vehicle when four armed men wearing balaclavas and driving a white Toyota Prado blocked their way.
“El show del Tecolote” was an entertainment programme broadcast Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 10:00am. On the show Valladares answered listeners' phone calls and predicted the winning numbers for various lotteries.
According to reports by Maya TV, Valladares had received death threats and had been subjected to attempted extortion.