Italian freelance photographer Fabio Polenghi was shot and killed today while covering the street clashes between Thai authorities and anti-government protesters in Bangkok, according to the Associated Press.
Polenghi was shot in the stomach when police rushed a barricade where protesters were gathered. AP says that according to other journalists at the scene, Polenghi was wearing a bullet-proof vest. He was rushed to a hospital, but doctors were unable to save him.
AP cited Polenghi's age as 45 and 48 in separate reports. The wire service says that Polenghi's had been in Thailand for three months on assignment for an unnamed European magazine. At the end of the day, it is just humans.