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MMA Fighter Sergio Salcido Luna shot dead at US-Mexico border

MMA fighter Sergio Salcido Luna was gunned down early Monday morning at the U.S./Mexico border near San Diego. The 25-year-old Salcido, riding with his co-worker, 28-year-old Kevin Joel Romero were trying to enter the U.S. in order to go to work that day for a San Diego beverage company called West Coast Beverage Maintenance.

While waiting at the San Ysidro border crossing near Tijuana, Mexico, in their Mazda B2500 pickup truck, an unidentified suspect approached the vehicle and opened fire with a 9mm handgun. The suspect fired off five shots, hitting both victims in the head, arms, and chest in what is being described as, “an execution-style killing.” The suspect remains at large.

Authorities were investigating the possibilities of the shooting being drug related but have since ruled out that scenario. One of the victims had “a small packet” of drugs as part of his belongings and the ammunition used in the shooting used is often favored by drug cartel gunmen in Mexico. Neither victim had a criminal record.

Luna was a welterweight MMA fighter with a pro record of 4-5. His most notable fight was against recent Ultimate Fighter alum Sako Chivitchian. He was preparing for a June bout before his life was tragically cut short.

6 COMMENTS
  • Rece Rock says:

    Poor bastard… Mexico is ran by the cartels they have the money power & resources to combat local authorities, it’s rough over there!

    The drug cartels are so off the hook lately that you can get all inclusive vacations at 5 star resorts for a fraction of the regular rates… Mexico is literally the wild wild west.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    read up on acity called Juarez, its fucking crazy, like a serial killers playground. mad interesting

  • Sykotick says:

    Rece, believe it or not, where he got shot is the tame side of the border, you hear less about that side then you do the south Texas border.

    Hind, Juarez is the sister city to El Paso I believe and that city is constantly competing in violence with Nuevo Laredo for top spot.
    I live in Nuevo Laredo’s sister city Laredo, we hear about the violence in Mexico so often that its kinda like 2nd page news, so here survival rule #1, stay the f**k out of Mexico lol

  • Rece Rock says:

    Took hindsightufuk’s advice and read up on Juarez and all the different cartels and the few other cities in Mexico that are over run by the cartels…. it was very interesting and all I can say is they don’t make movies as crazy as some of the stories that were on the web about the various cartels and areas they operate in… and here I was trying to figure out what the catch was for a 5 star hotel to offer an all inclusive 4 night trip for $299 a person w/ air included…clearly they are having a bit of a tourism decline with good reason.

    I been to Mexico 5x in my life and although shady at times I never feared waking around town BUT if I visit again anytime soon it’s strictly the resort grounds for me… :)

  • GIKE MOLDBERG says:

    Damn shame

  • Sykotick says:

    For a long time, the Cartel called the Zetas ran an add in the local paper recruiting for local members promising good pay and a retirement plan, lol

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