"MEXICO CITY — A Mexican indigenous leader who was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2005 for his fight against illegal logging has been shot dead, less than a year after another winner of the award was slain in Honduras.
The prosecutor's office for the northern state of Chihuahua said Wednesday in a statement that 51-year-old Isidro Baldenegro was killed Sunday at an uncle's home in the town of Guadalupe y Calvo. Authorities were investigating a possible motive.
Prosecutors said Baldenegro was shot at least six times and suffered wounds in the chest, abdomen and leg. They were searching for a 25-year-old male suspect who was also at the home and fled after the shooting.
The Goldman Environmental Foundation issued a statement saying it was "deeply distressed" by the killing and calling for an investigation. It said Baldenegro was a leader of the indigenous Tarahumara people."