The Los Angeles Press Club is heartbroken by the murder of Spectrum News 13 reporter Dylan Lyons while he was covering a shooting in Pine Hills, Florida.
We send our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, colleagues and the wider media community that is mourning the loss of a fellow journalist. We also hope for a full recovery for Spectrum News 13 photojournalist Jesse Walden, who was critically injured in the incident.
Journalists such as Lyons and Walden commit themselves to delivering vital information to their neighborhoods even if their own safety is at risk. We applaud their work and condemn violence toward members of the media who are working to serve the public.