Groom shot to death at church wedding in Mexico
The victim’s sister was also shot in the back, but was not life-threatening.
Officials suspect that the boy may have been accidentally killed by criminals
A man who attended his own wedding was shot dead last Sunday night (23) in Caporca, Mexico.
According to local press reports, the victim has been identified as 32-year-old Marco Antonio Rosales Contreras. He received four shots from a convict who fled after the execution.
Marco Antonio was married and was at the church door when he was shot. Pictures circulating online show the boy’s bride in a blood-stained white dress.
In the videos, the woman’s desperate screams can be heard as others try to resuscitate the victim.
According to witnesses, it took around 20 minutes for an ambulance to arrive at the scene. Rescuers rescued the boy, who was in critical condition, and rushed him to the hospital, but he died on the way.
And according to reports in the Mexican press, Marco Antonio’s sister was shot in the back and taken to the hospital, but with non-life threatening injuries.
The motive behind the attack is unknown, but authorities suspect the killer may have been at fault. It was hypothesized that he was ordered to kill another person who was to be married on Sunday, but in another city.
In a statement, the Attorney General’s Office of the state of Sonora said that “no investigation has been ruled out” and asked the public to “cooperate with the investigation and facilitate the capture of the person or persons responsible.”
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