Tuesday, April 05, 2011

2 Americans killed at Tijuana border crossing

Two men who prosecutors tentatively identified as U.S. citizens were shot to death in their vehicle early Monday as they waited at a Tijuana-area border crossing to enter the United States. Prosecutors in Baja California state quoted witnesses as saying a gunman approached the line of vehicles waiting at the San Ysidro border crossing and fired into the men's pickup truck, hitting the victims in the head, arms and body. Citing the Baja California Attorney General's Office, the San Diego Union-Tribune identified the men as Sergio Salcido Luna, 25, and Kevin Joel Romero, 28. The company's owner, Matt Pelot, told the Union-Tribune that the pair had worked for him for about 18 months, and were both U.S. citizens who lived across the border to save money. "They were good guys," Pelot told the newspaper. "I don’t think they were dealing drugs, selling drugs or anything to do with drugs. They were both very hardworking individuals. They had a zest for life."...more

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