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Police in the Kyiv region said on Sunday that two other journalists were injured by Russian troops. One of the injured journalists is believed to be Colombian-American photographer Juan Arredondo, who is currently in hospital, according to video on social media and international media.
In a Facebook post, Kyiv region police chief Andriy Nebitov said Russian forces killed American journalist Brent Renaud and “two other journalists were injured”, adding that “the injured already been rescued and transferred to a hospital in the capital”. Their condition is unknown at this time.”
Social media footage has emerged of a journalist identified as Juan Arredondo at Okhmatdyt Hospital in Kyiv, in which he describes being shot by Russian forces as he walked through a checkpoint in Irpin, Ukraine. while on his way to film refugees leaving town.
“There were two of us, my friend Brent Renaud. And he was shot and left behind,” Arredondo said in the video, adding that Renaud had been shot in the neck. “We broke up and I was dragged into the [points to stretcher] …an ambulance, I don’t know.”
Arredondo, a filmmaker and visual journalist who is also an adjunct professor at Columbia Journalism School, posted pictures from Zhytomyr, Ukraine Saturday, noting in an Instagram post that he is “#onassignment.”
Columbia Journalism School Dean Steve Coll told CNN, “We don’t have any independent information about his injuries at this time, but we are now working to find out more and see if we can help.”
The Committee to Protect Journalists also noted Arredondo’s injuries in a declaration published on Sunday, in which the organization also denounces the shooting and calls for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
Arredondo is a 2019 Harvard Nieman Fellow. He has previously featured his photographs in The New York Times, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, ESPN, Vanity Fair and other outlets, according to his personal website bio.