A suspected drug dealer was shot to death in a Zona Norte nightclub on Friday, May 3, at around half past noon.
The bar, named Malquerida ("bad girlfriend"), on the corner of Constitución and Callejon Coahuila, is across the street from a police substation. According to police conjecture, the shooting was the result of a quarrel between a couple of drug dealers.
Tijuana’s daily El Mexicano used the term “narcomenudear” in reference to the men, indicating that they were allegedly involved with drug sales at the retail or street level.
Reportedly, the victim walked into the club and took a seat. Shortly after settling in, two others arrived, an argument ensued, a gun was pulled, and the first-arrived was shot to death. Someone else in the club was hit by stray gunfire and reports are unclear as to the victim’s connection to the persons involved in the shooting.
The dead man was indentified as 26-year-old Adrian Salinas. Police captured one of the suspects (the purported shooter) at a Zona Norte hotel. The second party, accompanying the shooter, was also reportedly captured in the area.
Sources: El Mexicano, Frontera