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Popular Mexican social media personality executed for allegedly insulting ruthless cartel boss

December 20, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Popular Mexican social media personality executed for allegedly insulting ruthless cartel boss

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Popular Mexican social media personality Juan Luis Lagunas Rosales was executed inside a bar in the state of Jalisco on Monday night for insulting Mexico’s most feared drug lord..

Mexican authorities said Lagunas Rosales, who goes by the moniker “El Pirata de Culiacán”, was gunned down by four men while making a promotional appearance at the bar Mentados Cantaros in the city of Zapopan.

The 17-year-old native of Novato, Sinaloa, was reportedly shot 15 times at close range and died at the scene, according to El Universal.

A woman was also seriously wounded in the attack and rushed to a local area hospital in critical condition.

Police said the assailants managed to flee the scene in a black van.

Law enforcement officials have yet to confirm a motive for the murder.

However, Mexican news outlets and social media user are reporting that the murder of Rosales was in retaliation to a video posted on his Facebook page weeks earlier, where he appeared to insult Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes also known as “El Mencho” the powerful leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.

“Not a smart thing to say about a man who’ll execute your whole family based on not much more than a rumor” as a source told Rolling Stone. “He just has zero regards for human life.”

Authorities are continuing to investigate the deadly attack but have so far refused to link the video to the murder.

Juan Luis Lagunas Rosales was also an aspiring singer, who had nearly 1 million likes on Facebook and over 260,000 followers on Instagram.

“El Pirata de Culiacán” is best known for posting outlandish Youtube videos of himself with beautiful women, weapons and consuming large amounts of drugs and alcohol.

The comedic flavor of his videos made him popular among Norteno bands, who invited him to appear in videos with the likes of Larry Hernández, Enigma Norteño, Code FN, Los Nuevos Rebeldes, Titanes de Durango, and Minors of Culiacán.

Meanwhile, “El Mencho” remains the Mexican government’s top security objective and has replaced Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman at the top of the DEA’s most wanted list of fugitives.

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