facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Ex-boxer 'Macho' Camacho hurt in shooting

Nov. 20, 2012 at 11:14 PM   |   Comments

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Ex-boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot in Puerto Rico, medical officials said.

Police in San Juan said Camacho -- winner of super lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight world titles in the 1980 -- was severely injured and a companion killed while they were sitting in a car near a shopping center in San Juan, Puerto Rico newspaper Primera Hora reported.

Authorities said one or two men got out of a sports utility vehicle, walked over to the parked car and opened fire, killing a man identified as Alberto Mojica Yamil Moreno and seriously wounding Camacho, 50.

Ernesto Torres, director of the Rio Piedras Medical Center, told newspaper the ex-boxer was shot in the neck and had lost significant amounts of blood.

Torres said an update on Camacho's prognosis would be issued Wednesday.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
UPI horse racing weekend preview UPI horse racing weekend preview
2
Jameis Winston suspended for entire game against Clemson Jameis Winston suspended for entire game against Clemson
3
LeBron James reveals his new Nike shoes LeBron James reveals his new Nike shoes
4
Peyton Manning implies legal weed is good for his Papa John's franchises Peyton Manning implies legal weed is good for his Papa John's franchises
5
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: 'I don't expect anyone to take my word' NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: 'I don't expect anyone to take my word'
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback