Less than a month after regional Mexican singer Gerardo Ortiz was shot at leaving a night gig in Mexico, an attack that left his manager dead, yet another regional Mexican act came under gunfire in Mexican territory.
Alacranes Musical, the duranguense band signed to Fonovisa, was shot at on the road from San Luis Potosi to Matehuala after leaving a gig early this morning (May 9).
According to a release sent by Alacranes' press office, the group finished performing at 2:30 a.m. in Queretaro and left in two vans bound north for the United States. Following a stop in San Luis Potosi to drop off a staff member, a third car pulled up alongside the two vans and motioned for them to pull over. When the group refused to do so, those in the third car fired at the two vans and sped off.
No one was hurt in the incident nor does the group know if it was a kidnapping or robbery attempt. Alacranes say they have no plans to suspend touring in Mexico.
This is the latest violent incident in Mexico involving a regional Mexican act since the rise of drug-related violence in Mexico since 2006. Several regional Mexican acts have been murdered in the past several years, including Sergio Gomez, lead singer of K-Paz de la Sierra in 2007, and Sergio Vega in 2010.