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Hector Sanchez Shot To Death in Puerto Rico Fire Fight

by Rey Colon

Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Coco" Sanchez (19-3, 9 KO's) died early Sunday morning after a shootout exploded on Main Street, corner of 4th Street, in Barrio Obrero. Sanchez was shot twice, once in the abdomen and once in the head and died at a local medical center while two died at the scene and the third died nearby. Police have no idea why the incident occured. No drugs or large portions of money were found at the scene. The other fatalities include Luis Muñoz Castro, 42 years; Rivera Garcia, 43, and Marcos Javier Rosario Tanco, 40.

Sanchez, 26-years-old, last fought in September losing by way of a fifth round TKO to Julio Diaz.

According to Major Israel Vazquez Rivera, one of the deceased, whose identity was not revealed, was being investigated for murder.

Sanchez joins Puerto Rican fighters Hector 'Macho' Camacho and Kenneth Diaz both of which were recently killed under similar circumstances.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 03-04-2013

Come on Puerto Rico, smh, RIP Sanchez.

Comment by nycsmooth on 03-04-2013

this island has a higher per capita murder rate than most large US cities...they had the vehicle & license plate , supposode;y, that was involved in Macho's murder, but nothing ever developed...doesn't say much for pr law en4cement...

Comment by CubanGuyNYC on 03-03-2013

I can't believe this. [B][I]Again?[/I][/B] RIP Hector.

Comment by Rikanlynx86 on 03-03-2013

This is sad man. Too many people get themselves involved in dumb **** fighting over streets that they do not even own.

Comment by Unknown Champ on 03-03-2013

[QUOTE=tlarry;13106709]Mayweather will be the next to be found in the wrong place at the wrong time.... These guys that can't stay home with their families and loved ones, want to cruise the streets playing the big shot role, someone will…

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