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Latino Daily News

Tuesday April 5, 2011

Two U.S. Citizens Killed at Border Stop While Waiting to Re-Enter U.S.

Two young U.S. citizens were shot and killed while waiting to re-enter the U.S. at the border crossing at the San Ysidro Port of Entry near San Diego yesterday morning.

The victims have been identified as 25-year old Sergio Salcido Luna and 28 year-old Kevin Joel Romero.  Both men are believed to hold dual citizenships in the U.S. and Mexico and were in a vehicle approaching the border crossing at 2:40 a.m. 

Both men worked in the U.S. at West Coast Beverage Maintenance but according to family members lived in Mexico because it was less expensive.

California’s Attorney General’s office is reporting that an unidentified gunmen walked through the car waiting line and fired five rounds of ammunition from a 9 mm. handgun into the victims car. 

Border surveillance cameras were not able to pick up the incident since the victims car was too far back from the point of entry where the cameras are located. There is no official statement from either government as to a possible motive for the crime or if these two young men were the intended targets.