Well-known Kurdish journalist and TV presenter Amanj Babani was assassinated on Wednesday evening in central Sulaymaniyah.
Babani was working with NRT news channel, which has confirmed his death after reports from police and medical sources.
He was accompanied by his wife and only son, whom were also shot dead.
There are no official statements from police yet, but a large group of people, from family and friends to the journalist fellows, gathered outside hospital in Sulaymaniya, Base News reported.
Babani’s wife was also a journalist with a different Kurdish news outlet.
The motivation behind the assassination is not known yet with the perpetrators at large.