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Cajeme, Sonora: Corrido Singer Alex Quintero Assassinated

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             The renowned singer of corridos is assassinated in Sonora

Alex Quintero, a renowned corridos singer, was shot to death while at a private party in a city of Cajeme, Sonora. According to the first preliminary data, allegedly subjects aboard a truck attacked the 22-year-old singer with bullets, who could not do anything against the aggression, since he was on stage, not resisting the severity of the injuries, he died while received medical attention.

Yesterday the news broke that 22-year-old Corrido singer Alex Quintero Navarro was shot to death while at a private party in Sonora. In addition to this terrible event, two young men suffered several gunshot wounds. One was the 17-year-old singer Abraham Eliodoro VA, who was admitted to a private clinic, however, his health status is unknown so far.

According to the information that is published in various media outlets , the events occurred at dawn this Sunday, April 25, at an address located in the Casa Blanca subdivision of Cajeme, Sonora .

Quintero was immediately transferred to the emergency area of ​​the General Hospital of the municipality of Cajeme, but unfortunately he entered the premises without vital signs and was pronounced DOA, ie dead on arrival . The two injured young men, ages 21 and 17, have already received the corresponding medical attention.

According to witnesses, armed men arrived at the home located on Casa Blanca Boulevard and Agua Azul Street around 3:45 am. After shooting at the interpreter of ‘I’m not going to crack’ , the attackers fled in a gray Ford Escape vehicle and a white van. The authorities continue with the ongoing investigation.

Who is Alex Quintero, the corridos singer who was murdered?

Quintero was a young singer originally from Cajeme, Sonora. Little by little and thanks to his talent, he began to make a name for himself within the corridos genre since 2016, which helped him gain popularity on social networks, especially on Instagram, a platform where his official profile had already managed to exceed the 14, 500 followers .

The Obregonian interpreter used his profiles on  Instagram  and Facebook to show off how he was spending his Saturday, without imagining that a little later he would lose his life in an intense shooting that took place around 4:00 a.m. in the  Casa Blanca neighborhood.

Just 22 years old, Alex Quintero had already released 4 studio albums : ‘Hasta La Zima’, ‘Corridos Desde Culiacan’, ‘Aqui Todo Es Derecho’ and ‘Corridos de Otro Nivel’, all of which are very successful. moderate within the Spotify platform nationwide.

Alex Quintero shared several videos in his stories in which he appears at an event venue with several young people and shows his talent by singing some corridos, while being accompanied by a Nortēno style group.

In addition, the last publication that Quintero made on his Facebook left his followers ‘ice cream’ because it was a farewell message. Friends, relatives and people close to the interpreter have used this space to regret his departure and write messages of condolence to the Quintero family. So far no person has been arrested for  his murder.

What we know about the Alex Quintero Case

His career and last hours:

So far the investigations have not presented the culprits of the death of the young performer, which brings back the debate on narco-culture in music.

Being a narco-corrido interpreter is an artistic career that is not alien to tragedies, with both some of its biggest stars and young promising talents seeing sudden endings in the hands, frequently, of the weapons to which their songs were allegory.

The most recent case, and also the closest, was the one that occurred this weekend at a private party held in the Casa Blanca subdivision, located in the municipality of Cajeme, where rising singer Alex Quintero Navarro lost his life.

According to some reports on Sunday, April 25, a group of armed men broke into the event, opening fire on Quintero while, it is presumed, he was on stage entertaining the night with what would be his last presentation; two of those present were also wounded with him. Despite attempts to save his life, Alex Quintero Navarro could not survive his injuries by the time he arrived at the Ciudad Obregón General Hospital, dying when he was only 22 years old.

So far, witnesses and authorities of the State Attorney General’s Office and the Ministerial Criminal Investigation Agency have known that those responsible fled in two vehicles, a white truck and another gray one; No further information on the inquiries to find the killers has yet been released.

Through YouTube a user shared the last hours of the singer moments before the attack, as dawn approached. In the images, taken directly from the Instagram account of Quintero Navarro and other people present at the event, the young man can be seen in the company of friends on and off the stage.

Who was Alex Quintero?

With a short but prolific career, Alex Quintero Navarro’s passage through music is marked both by his tragic end and by the successes he already had under his belt, as one of the most important figures of the genre in the entity.

On musical platforms, his song “El Gerente”, for which he will be best known, exceeds three million reproductions between Spotify and YouTube, with others such as “I want to tell you” and “We are going to take” in the hundreds of thousands each. Another interpretation that stands out is that of “Arturo Beltrán”, dedicated to the boss of the now extinct Beltrán Leyva cartel.

Since his arrival on stage Quintero kept his distance from the media, taking most of his promotion through his personal social networks and various YouTube channels where his videos were uploaded. Now, it is these last publications where friends and fans say their last goodbye to the singer.



The murder of Alex Quintero occurs a week after the death of Irving Olivas, his wife and their one-year-old son, relatives of fellow narcocorrido singer Alfredito Olivas.

Although the murder of the Olivas Valenzuela family occurred in Zapopan, a land controlled by the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, they, like Alfredito Olivas, are originally from Cajeme, Sonora where investigations indicate that the criminal group headed by Rafael Caro Quintero operates. In the following days, both Jalisco and Sonora have become the scene of multiple acts of violence related to the cartels.

So far no relationship between Alex Quintero Navarro and any criminal group has been confirmed as part of the investigations into his death.

Sources : La Verdad Note / LaTribuna / SinEmbargo / ElSol


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