MMA fighter Sergio Salcido Luna gunned down at US border
Sergio Salcido Luna, and a co-worker were shot-to-death at the Mexican-US border, by an unknown assailant early Monday morning.
MMA fighter Sergio Salcido Luna (25), and Kevin Joel Romero (28), were gunned down in their vehicle, Monday morning (approx 3am), while waiting to cross into the U.S. from Tijuana to San Ysidro, California. They were driving a company truck, for West Coast Beverage Maintenance (their employer).
They were shot with a 9 MM weapon, in the head, chest and arms.
Attorney General Rommel Moreno Manjarrez told reporters one of the victims had a
Both men were U.S. citizens who lived in Playas de Tijuana. Neither had a criminal record. Initial suggestions that the incident might be drug-related, have since been ruled out.
"small packet of drugs among his belongings."
Jorge Alberto Aguirre Carbajal, coordinator for the homicide unit of the Baja California Attorney General's Office in Tijuana told reporters:
Luna, a welterweight, was 4-5 in his pro career. West Coast Beverage Maintenance is based in nearby San Diego, where the Strikeforce Diaz vs Daley mma event is set to take place Saturday.
"There is another line of investigation that is very strong,"