Alejandro “Jano” Fuentes, a former contestant on the Mexican version of The Voice, died on Saturday, June 18, after being shot in Chicago earlier in the week. He was 45.
According to the Associated Press, the singer was shot three times in the head on his birthday on Thursday, June 16, outside of the Tras Bambalinas School, a music academy where he was the president.
The entertainer reportedly got into his car with friends when the gunman ordered him out of the vehicle and shot him with a handgun. Fuentes later died on Saturday.
Police told CNN that the attacker ran away on foot before getting into a car and fleeing.
Fuentes competed on season 1 of La Voz… México in 2011. His coach, Mexican singer Lucero, paid tribute to him via Twitter on Saturday night.
“Thank you for the moments and memories shared my dear Jano @janofuentes1. I am going to miss you. RIP,” she wrote in Spanish alongside a picture with the contestant.
— Lucero (@LuceroMexico) June 19, 2016
The shooting occurred less than a week after the death of Christina Grimmie, a singer who appeared on the U.S. version of The Voice in 2014. She was shot and killed after a concert at the Plaza Live theater in Orlando on Friday, June 10. The gunman, 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl, opened fire as Grimmie was signing autographs before killing himself.
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