Being a narcocorrido interpreter is an artistic career that is not alien to tragedies, with both some of its biggest stars and young promises seeing sudden endings in the hands, frequently, of the weapons to which their songs were allegory.
The most recent case, and also the closest, was the one that occurred this weekend at a private party held in the Casa Blanca subdivision, located in the municipality of Cajeme, where rising singer Alex Quintero Navarro lost his life.
According to some reports on Sunday, April 25, a group of armed men broke into the event, opening fire on Quintero while, it is presumed, he was on stage entertaining the night with what would be his last presentation; two of those present were also wounded with him. Despite attempts to save his life, Alex Quintero Navarro could not survive his injuries by the time he arrived at the Ciudad Obregón General Hospital, dying at only 22 years of age.
So far, it is known from witnesses and authorities of the State Attorney General’s Office and the Ministerial Criminal Investigation Agency that those responsible fled in two vehicles, a white truck and another gray one; No further information on the inquiries to find the killers has yet been released.
Through YouTube, a user shared the last hours of the singer moments before the attack, as dawn approached. In the images, taken directly from the Instagram account of Quintero Navarro and other people present at the event, the young man can be seen in the company of friends on and off the stage.
Who was Alex Quintero?
With a short but prolific career, Alex Quintero Navarro’s passage through music is marked both by his tragic end and by the successes he already had under his belt, as one of the most important figures of the genre in the entity.
On musical platforms, his song El Gerente, for which he will be best known, exceeds three million reproductions between Spotify and YouTube, with others such as “I want to tell you” and “We are going to take” in the hundreds of thousands each. Another interpretation that stands out is that of “Arturo Beltrán”, dedicated to the boss of the now extinct Beltrán Leyva cartel.
Since his arrival on the stage, Quintero kept his distance from the media, taking most of his promotion through his personal social networks and various YouTube channels where his videos were uploaded. Now it is these last publications where friends and fans say their last goodbye to the singer.
The murder of Alex Quintero occurs a week after the death of Irving Olivas, his wife and their one-year-old son, relatives of fellow narcocorrido singer Alfredito Olivas.
Although the murder of the Olivas Valenzuela family occurred in Zapopan, a land controlled by the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, they, like Alfredito Olivas, are originally from Cajeme, where investigations indicate that the criminal group headed by Rafael Caro Quintero operates. In the following days, both Jalisco and Sonora have become the scene of multiple acts of violence related to the cartels.
So far no relationship between Alex Quintero Navarro and any criminal group has been confirmed as part of the investigations into his death.