“Sol Prendido” for Borderland Beat

A man and a woman who were on board a vehicle were shot at in the vicinity of Insurgentes Boulevard in the third stage of the Rio in Tijuana, on Thursday morning, February 9, 2009.

According to information provided, the incident took place at 08:43 hours when unknown persons shot at the crew members of a blue Nissan March, resulting in injuries.

The Municipal Police, State Force, Sedena, National Guard, Fire Department and Red Cross arrived at the scene. At the site they located the passengers of the car, a man with gunshot wounds, who died at the scene of the crime, as well as an injured woman who was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Witnesses indicated that the perpetrators fled in a white Chevy or Ford Focus, two-door, without having been captured so far.

Hours earlier, on the main avenue of the Paseos del Vergel neighborhood, a Chevrolet Tracker vehicle with California license plates was abandoned with the lbody of a person bound hand and foot inside a black plastic bag.

In other events that occurred yesterday, Wednesday the 8th, around 4:19 a.m., the body of a man was found on the highway to Playas de Tijuana, under the El Mirador bridge.  The victim, between 30 and 35 years old, was wrapped in a slepping bag, and had apparently been hung from the bridge.

Close to 40 minutes later, on 29th Street of Cañón de las Rosas in the Gran Tenochtitlan neighborhood, the severed head of a woman was found inside a bucket, as well as the body of a man between 25 and 30 years old, who had gunshot and stab wounds, he was tied up.

According to information provided to the authorities, three subjects on board a white Ranger pick up truck, took what appeared to be a corpse wrapped in sheets and abandoned it.

Meanwhile, the body of a man between 30 and 35 years of age was found on Sonora street in the Campos neighborhood. The deceased, unidentified, had marks of violence on his head, chest and lumbar region.

The body of a male between 45 and 50 years of age was found inside the Abelardo L. Rodriguez dam in the La Presa neighborhood, with gunshot wounds.

Later, the death of a man was documented at the Red Cross El Florido facilities. The victim, Gregorio, 31 years old, from Colima, was shot at while he was in the El Niño neighborhood. He arrived in a 2022 Dodge Ram, at the Red Cross station for medical attention, but died in the parking lot.

Tijuana has had 197 homicides so far this year 2023.

Zeta Tijuana