LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Drug violence in Mexico has left many Californians wary of crossing the border after two U.S. citizens were fatally shot on Tuesday.

KNX 1070’s Tom Reopelle reports the two U.S. citizens lived in Tijuana but worked in San Diego.

The men were waiting in line in a truck when they were gunned down, execution-style.

Victor Clark Alfaro is a resident of Tijuana, but also works in San Diego.

“It is the first time that we hear in Tijuana that people have been murdered while waiting to cross to the U.S. side,” said Alfaro. “I don’t think this is going to repeat again.”

Investigators found nine millimeter casings used by cartel gunmen near the truck, but it’s not known if the killings were drug-related.

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Comments (6)
  1. ILLEGALS says:

    Add 2 more to the 30,000+ victims of Cartel Drug violence since 2006.

  2. jaided says:

    what cbs failed to mention on this story is that their was also drugs found inside the vehicle. cartels killing each other. cbs has to start getting all the facts to the stories, so ppl dont think it was a random act of violence.

  3. So what! says:

    What a waste of 2 US Citizenships. Mexico is a dump so would anyone with US Citizenships live there?

    1. RelievedByPain says:

      Probably cos they have family there, or are originally from the City of Tijuana. Hundreds of US Citizens cross the borders into San Diego every day to work. Unfortunately, US Citizens are not immune to drug violence, and are not immune to being at the wrong place, wrong time. If you work in the US, you can live in a large mansion type home in an upscale neighborhood community in the rich area of Tijuana. These areas are pretty safe, as they are pretty isolated from the rest of TJ. But as you can see, the payoff isn’t much worth it for some.

  4. Ed Rooney says:

    if it was a drug runner, then that’s 2 less smugglers off the streets of SD.

  5. Maggie says:

    Well it wasn’t random and the PGJE is now investigating the fact that this may have bee4n a crime crime of passion. The dope which was found in Sergio’s pants pocket was a small amount of marijuana.

    I hope Victor Clarke is correct , I think this set a precedent, and the drug war here is completely unpredictable.


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