Two American men shot and killed in Mexico at San Ysidro border crossing

SAN YSIDRO (CNS) – Baja California authorities Tuesday were investigating the shooting deaths of two San Diego workers who were gunned down as they sat in a pickup truck waiting to enter the United States at the San Ysidro border crossing.

Kevin Joel Romero, 28, and Sergio Salcido Luna, 25, were each shot repeatedly in the head, chest and arms with a 9mm weapon about 2:40 a.m. Monday, according to the Baja California Attorney General's Office.

The men's boss said the victims were U.S. citizens who lived in Tijuana and worked for West Coast Beverage Maintenance, a company on Morena Boulevard that services and cleans draft beer equipment for bars and restaurants, reported The San Diego Union-Tribune.

“They were good guys,” West Coast Beverage Maintenance owner Matt Pelot told the newspaper. “I don't think they were dealing drugs, selling drugs or anything to do with drugs. They were both very hardworking individuals. They had a zest for life.”

However, Attorney General Rommel Moreno Manjarrez told reporters that one of the victims had a “small packet of drugs among his belongings,” and detectives were investigating the possibility that the incident could be drug- related, according to the Union-Tribune.

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