Narco-corridos Singer Luis Mendoza is Shot Dead in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora

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The Municipal police found at least 300 high caliber caps. In the truck lay the narco-corrido singer and his representative. They had a planned engagement to play that night, last month in July, the Mexican regional music singer Luis Mendoza and his representative were killed with at least 100 shots in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora .

“What do they want, what are they looking for, what are they planning? They don’t scare me. I’m not afraid of losing my life, but I take care of myself if they dare. A weapon with 40 and 30 shots, 5 chargers are with me,” says the lyrics of a song sung by the singer Luis Mendoza, who was killed yesterday in the streets of Ciudad Obregón, in the state of Sonora.
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According to national media, around 4:00 p.m., the vocalist of the group “Los Ronaldos” and his companion circulated on the Morelos corner Coahuila boulevard, aboard a white pick-up truck, when a group of armed men intercepted them and, without a word, they started shooting, taking their lives instantly.

Mendoza was in the passenger seat when the assault occurred, in which he received more than 300 shots. There, two more vehicles were damaged by bursts of what are known as “goat horn.”

“The run of the boss”; “El del Mercedes” and “For what” are some of the  songs/themes of the group.
In a video published from the Facebook account of the bar where they were performing, the vocalist is seen inviting people to a concert he offered on June 15, singing a corrido in which he says not to fear death and he brings with him a weapon with “30 shots”, also, at the end of the recording, is the voice of a man who says: “A taste, let’s see what the grasshoppers think.”
Minutes later, municipal and state police arrived at the place of attack, where they found both bodies inside the vehicle, in addition to about 300 high caliber caps.

When the scene of the murders was secured, they went to take the victims to an amphitheater and continue with the investigations of the case at the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Sonora.

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Alejandro Villa:
Last February, regional music singer Alejandro Villa was shot dead outside a business, in Las Huertas neighborhood, in the Jalisco municipality of Tlaquepaque.

According to official versions, Villa was together with another person shopping at a wine and liquor store when a group of subjects came over to hang and began shooting him causing death immediately.

The 25-year-old performer was known as “La nueva nueva del corrido”, and his grandfather, Mexican singer Federico Villa, who made the theme of “Caminos de Michoacán” famous, from Zamora, Mich.
Federico Villa:

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