SAN DIEGO (CBS) — Officials said on Friday that U.S. citizens are not being targeted in Baja California despite the murders of three Americans in the past month.

KNX 1070’s Tom Reopelle reports a San Diego security guard was the first victim in a spree that continues to wreak havoc along the U.S. – Mexico border.

A family photo from the Facebook page of Antonio Acevedo (courtesy Facebook)

26-year-old Antonio Acevedo was gunned down in front of his 2 children in Rosarito on April 30. The kids were not harmed.

Two other American men were recently murdered a few hundred yards from the border in Tijuana — one in front of the Hotel Pueblo Amigo on May 3, the other in the parking lot of the Bar Dubai nightclub on May 22.

Tijuana human rights activist Victor Clark Alfarro has his office located in the same area, and insists the violence is not an everyday occurrence.

“I don’t have any doubt that those are isolated cases,” Alfarro said.

In April, two other Americans were shot to death as they sat in their truck waiting to enter the U.S.

Investigators insist Americans are not being targeted.

Comments (6)
  1. Terry says:

    I have a great idea. Lets give these people from Mexico free schooling in California so we can allow Los Angeles to be the new cartel ballet ground.

    The people who give illegals all the perks are business associates of the Mexican cartels. The California lawmakers and union bosses are in with the Mexican cartels. That is why California is so corrupt.

  2. Phiilip says:

    Does anyone think they would actually say in public that Americans ARE a target of random cartel violence? The truth would torpedo the tourism industry. Mexico needs the USA…we really don’t need them. Just a $$ opinion.

  3. charlie says:

    really not too worried about. was down there last weekend, and probably going to go back next weekend. i think Americans should be allowed to carry guns though!

  4. Dj Jazzy Jefferson Airplane says:

    This story is accurate. As was the outcome of the OJ trial.

  5. Ron says:

    With all the violence in Mexico, it would be stupid to cross the border, unless you absolutely have to. You can be an unintended victim, even if they are not targeting Americans.

  6. Haddit says:

    The real story is that CBS reported it.

    Now tell us about how these people come into our country and set up neighborhood watch groups that kill people that cross the line.

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