Narcocorridos singer Gerardo Ortiz suffered an early morning attack on Sunday which killed his driver, his representative, and a wounded an indentified woman riding in the vehicle.
After concluding his presentation at a fair in Villa de Alvarez, Gerardo Ortiz was headed to his hotel in when he was stopped by several subjects who opened fire on the Suburban in which he, his father, representative, and a young woman were traveling.
According to initial investigations, the singer was attacked shortly after 4 a.m. near a shopping plaza, located north of the city of Colima, when attackers drove up alongside his vehicle and opened fire, killing 59 year old Abel Valle Rosales, who was driving the vehicle, and the singer’s 31 year old representative, Ramiro Caro.
Following the death of the driver, the singer’s vehicle slammed into a tree where, according to the State Attorney General’s office, a group of unidentified men arrived and removed Ortiz and his father before fleeing the scene.
At this time the whereabouts of the singer and his father are unknown..