2 Americans Shot Dead at Tijuana Border Crossing

Pair gunned down while waiting to cross into US
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2011 1:20 AM CDT
2 Americans Shot Dead at Tijuana Border Crossing
Traffic from the US enters Mexico at the San Ysidro border crossing, in Tijuana, Mexico.    (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Two Americans were shot dead in their truck early yesterday as they waited to enter the US at a border crossing near Tijuana. A gunman approached a line of vehicles waiting at the San Ysidro border crossing and fired into the men's pickup truck, AP reports. Investigators recovered 9-mm shell casings, the type of ammunition favored by drug cartel gunmen.

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The victims, Sergio Salcido Luna, 25, and Kevin Joel Romero, 28, worked in San Diego and lived in Tijuana to save money, their employer tells the San Diego Union-Tribune. "They were good guys,” he said. “I don’t think they were dealing drugs, selling drugs had anything to do with drugs. They were both very hardworking individuals. They had a zest for life." (Read more Tijuana stories.)

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