On April 4 at about 2:30 a.m., motorists at the San Ysidro port of entry were shocked to see two male U.S. citizens shot to death as they waited in line to cross the border.
According to a report in Tijuana’s daily Frontera, the victims, identified as Kevin Joel Romero (28) and Sergio Salcido Luna (25), lived in Tijuana.
Witnesses said the men were sitting in a white pickup truck in the long line of vehicles when a man, dressed in black, began running in and out of the line of vehicles as if searching for his prey. He arrived at their pickup truck, pulled out an automatic pistol, and began firing into the vehicle. The perpetrator then escaped by vaulting down from a bridge and into a landscaped park area below.
Police found the two victims dead in the truck with lethal wounds to their heads, throats, chests, and arms and found five 9mm shell casings on the ground.