Report: 4 Americans Shot Dead Near Ro...

Report: 4 Americans Shot Dead Near Rosarito Beach

There are 28 comments on the NBC San Diego story from May 19, 2008, titled Report: 4 Americans Shot Dead Near Rosarito Beach. In it, NBC San Diego reports that:

Mexican police found the bodies Sunday evening of four American citizens who had been shot to death near their car, according to a Mexican newspaper.

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leo

San Diego, CA

#1 May 19, 2008
Doesn't anyone do any research about the places they're about to visit? Like from the State Department @ http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/p...
"U.S. citizens are urged to be especially alert to safety and security concerns when visiting the border region. While Mexican citizens overwhelmingly are the victims of these crimes, this uncertain security situation poses risks for U.S. citizens as well. Thousands of U.S. citizens cross the border safely each day, exercising common-sense precautions such as visiting only legitimate business and tourist areas of border towns during daylight hours. It is strongly recommended that travelers avoid areas where prostitution and drug dealing occur.
Criminals have followed and harassed U.S. citizens traveling in their vehicles, particularly in border areas including Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros, and Tijuana. There is no evidence, however, that U.S. citizens are targeted because of their nationality."
paul felenczak

Maywood, CA

#2 May 19, 2008
leo wrote:
Doesn't anyone do any research about the places they're about to visit? Like from the State Department @ http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/p...
"U.S. citizens are urged to be especially alert to safety and security concerns when visiting the border region. While Mexican citizens overwhelmingly are the victims of these crimes, this uncertain security situation poses risks for U.S. citizens as well. Thousands of U.S. citizens cross the border safely each day, exercising common-sense precautions such as visiting only legitimate business and tourist areas of border towns during daylight hours. It is strongly recommended that travelers avoid areas where prostitution and drug dealing occur.
Criminals have followed and harassed U.S. citizens traveling in their vehicles, particularly in border areas including Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros, and Tijuana. There is no evidence, however, that U.S. citizens are targeted because of their nationality."
What a crock of political double-speak.
yea yea

Chula Vista, CA

#3 May 19, 2008
could this incident have been drug related?
Mike

United States

#4 May 19, 2008
Really, we need another reason not to go to Mexico?
leo

San Diego, CA

#5 May 19, 2008
paul felenczak wrote:
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What a crock of political double-speak.
Yes, it is a bunch of hot air. However, without stating obvious... or having to state the obvious: Why would anyone go to México? This being said the odds that these "4 Americans" were tourists would be a stretch. More than likely the was a "business deal" gone bad. Boohoo.
steve

Cincinnati, OH

#6 May 19, 2008
Yet they complain when we put up barbed wire..
MLK

Tijuana, Mexico

#7 May 19, 2008
your story is loose with the facts. 3 of the victims are from Mexico. 1 is from the US. Some had extensive criminal backgrounds. Typical of this Station to throw it against the wall (regarding Mexico)
paul felenczak

Maywood, CA

#8 May 19, 2008
Leo,
Although it's entirely possible that this was a result of some type of illegal activity it's also possible that this is just another case of "wrong place, wrong time". I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt and wait for more information. As to your other point I totally agree. There's nothing down there that you can't get here except a view of a really old pyramid, however, I think I'd feel safer in Egypt.
Concerned

Encinitas, CA

#9 May 19, 2008
Regardless of why they were down there, it's still a very risky country to visit. I hate it when my daughter or sons say they are going to Rosarito with a bunch of friends and still that does not comfort me.
Jay

Poway, CA

#10 May 19, 2008
Why go to TJ?
diesel505agallon

United States

#11 May 19, 2008
I used to visit Mexico all through my younger years. My family took our vacations there every year. When the road signs started being tagged and the killing started a few years ago, we stopped going. It is sad that I can't take my kids down there without fearing for thier lives. The interior of Mexico is awesome, the border towns are full of drug cartel, bad cops, bad federalales and con artists.

I loved the time I spent in Mexico, as far as I care, you can have it now.

Corruption at its finest!

See what happens when the citizens don't own guns.
Curt65

El Cajon, CA

#12 May 19, 2008
This looks like it falls into the category of drug violence that most of the homicides in TJ have been recently. I don't know if it is comforting to anyone but most of this has been factions fighting for control.

Regarding the government warning, it is pretty useless, just a standard CYA. The only criminals that have followed and harassed me in Mexico have been the TJ police.
In RI

Pascoag, RI

#13 Jun 4, 2008
It was drug related, I know the boy who's car it was, he's been missing since Feb. He wasn't in the car. We are sure he is dead and who ever was using his car since, also was killed.
REALITY

Mexico, Mexico

#14 Jun 26, 2008
Can someone send me the link to this story
Wdee40

San Diego, CA

#15 Jun 26, 2008
agnostcator

Tijuana, Mexico

#16 Jun 26, 2008
It was later reported that the victims where 3 Mexican males and one Mexican-American female. This was about drugs. Regular tourists should have fun within reason and you'll be just fine.
paul felenczak

Maywood, CA

#17 Jun 27, 2008
agnostcator wrote:
It was later reported that the victims where 3 Mexican males and one Mexican-American female. This was about drugs. Regular tourists should have fun within reason and you'll be just fine.
Bull.
Mattie

Aberdeen, MD

#18 Jun 27, 2008
What to comment on....DUH half you people wouldn't be here if the Native Americans would have deported the IMMIGRANTS for coming here. I wouldn't even be here so the fence thing is done, plus wasn't Cali part of Mexico at one time? Mexicans want in because we say you can't come over and then when "Americans" go to Mexico they are mad at us near the border... yes Mexico is nice is some places but we all should know not to go near the border.
paul felenczak

Maywood, CA

#19 Jun 30, 2008
Mattie wrote:
What to comment on....DUH half you people wouldn't be here if the Native Americans would have deported the IMMIGRANTS for coming here. I wouldn't even be here so the fence thing is done, plus wasn't Cali part of Mexico at one time? Mexicans want in because we say you can't come over and then when "Americans" go to Mexico they are mad at us near the border... yes Mexico is nice is some places but we all should know not to go near the border.
And how do you think Mexico acquired California (since there are no Aztec ruins in my neighborhood)?
grinchman007

United States

#21 Jul 1, 2009
there is no prostitution in rosarito period. even virgin clubs and taboo are closed. you can rent the taboo club for $10k per month and open your own cat house right now.
men are changing, they don't want to waste their money on trist when they can get it for free or even batter, get the women to pay for them.
the closest thing that even remotely is connected is a rich american lady can buy a latin young man for a full body whatever at la fonda hotel.
as for men getting any action there ,well you will probably get kicked out for asking.

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