Singer from Mexican Version of ‘The Voice’ Shot to Death in Chicago
Alejandro “Jano” Fuentes, a former finalist on Mexico’s version of The Voice, was shot and killed in Chicago on Saturday. He was 45.
According to the Associated Press, Fuentes was shot in his car outside the Tras Bambalinas School, which Fuentes owns, as he was celebrating his birthday.
The Chicago police told AP the shooter approached Fuentes in his car on foot and ordered him to get out. When Fuentes resisted, he was shot “numerous” times. He was rushed to Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital where he died from his injuries.
The authorities say they do not have a suspect in custody at this time.
Fuentes competing on La Voz, the Mexico’s version of The Voice, in 2011. A friend of Fuentes told the Chicago Tribune “[Fuentes] was a very talented guy – one of a kind. That’s why it’s terrible for us, because he didn’t have any enemies, he didn’t have a problem with nobody. He was a gentleman.”
This shooting comes on the heels of the tragic death of singer Christina Grimmie, a finalist on the US version of The Voice, who was killed by a deranged gunman in Orlando on June 10, and the horrific mass shooting of 49 people at an Orlando gay club on June 12.