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The MMA fighter was one of two men gunned down in an execution-style killing

By Tony Shin

A mixed martial arts fighter was one of two Americans gunned down in an execution-style killing near the San Ysidro border crossing Monday morning.

Mexican authorities say Sergio Salcido Luna and Kevin Joel Romero were waiting in their company truck while waiting to cross into the U.S. before dawn.

A gunman walked up to the white Mazda truck with California license plates and opened fire at least five times, killing both men as they sat in traffic.

Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the killing. Salcido, 25, was a professional fighter who began his career in MMA in Bakersfield.

He also worked for a San Diego company called West Coast Beverage Maintenance, which is located on Morena Boulevard.

Salcido, and fellow worker Kevin Joel Romero, 28, of San Diego, were carpooling into work in company truck from their homes in Tijuana, when they were shot and killed.

The owner of West Coast Beverage didn't want to be identified by name, but he told NBCSanDiego the men were very close friends.

He says Salcido and Romero worked for West Coast for a little more than a year, and they were hard workers who were "very respectful" and "would walk into a room and give you a handshake and a hug."

The owner says Romero was married and had adopted his wife's five-year-old son.

He also says the men lived clean lives. Romero didn't drink and they both trained together as Salcido prepared for upcoming fights.

The owner of West Coast beverage said Romero grew up in San Diego, but he moved to Tijuana because it was cheaper to live there.

He also says both men always wanted to work extra hours to make more money, and they never got into trouble.

Romero and Salcido were shot in the head, arms and body. Investigators told the Associated Press they found 9mm shell casings at the scene. That ammunition is used in weapons favored by drug cartel gunmen in Mexico.

Source: MMA Fighter Shot Execution-Style | NBC San Diego

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/loc...ile-Waiting-To-Cross-Border-119231469.html?dr
 

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Not to worry, Incompitano's got it covered. The border violence is contained. There is no danger to the AMerican public at this time, and border crossings are down...according to Incompitano.
 

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The owner of West Coast beverage said Romero grew up in San Diego, but he moved to Tijuana because it was cheaper to live there.
Hmmm. Turned out to be an expensive way to save money. Whether these guys were Hispanic or not, it seems to me choosing to live south of the border is not very smart at this point in time. Very sad for the people close to these guys.
 

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In Libya, Ghaddafi is fighting CIA backed Al Qeda, who are trying to destabilize his country.. yet there is a much larger humanitarian crisis 10 feet from our southern border, where a civil war has been raging for a couple of years now, and we don't even bother to close the border? Wasting wealth/lives/resources in Libya serves absolutely 0 interest of the American people.. did you notice, the rebels are now selling oil? :laughing:

Now, is this methodical? Or "bad decisions"? I think the obvious needs to be called obvious....
 

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Well... come on bro. There is no comparison. We don't get our oil from Mexico... we get cheap labor.
 

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Hmmm. Turned out to be an expensive way to save money. Whether these guys were Hispanic or not, it seems to me choosing to live south of the border is not very smart at this point in time. Very sad for the people close to these guys.
For a while there were talks about the Canadian Government putting a travel advisory against Mexico because dozens of our citizens are killed every year. It's not a friendly place to far from the resort.
 

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Most likely a Robbery attempt gone wrong

one of those guys was a pro fighter
 
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