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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:11 PM

Hector "Macho" Camacho shot

Police in Puerto Rico say former boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho has been shot and critically wounded.

Camacho was shot in the face while in a car outside a bar in Bayamon, one of the cities that make up the San Juan metropolitan area. A statement from police in Bayamon said he was shot Tuesday night.

A second man also was shot and killed but authorities say it is not clear what relationship, if any, Camacho had with the other victim. The motive was unknown.

The 50-year-old former boxer was unconscious as he was taken to the trauma center at Centro Medico in San Juan. Hospital officials told reporters he was in serious condition.

http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/8658399/hector-macho-camacho-shot-listed-grave-condition-reports

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:15 PM

1. That sucks.

I know a lot of kids around here who still look up to him.

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:18 PM

2. San Juan seems to have a terrible crime problem

This will sadden many fans

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:26 PM

3. Damn ! Sorry to hear that. Big fan.

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:33 PM

4. Holy shit--I know right where this is. Damn. Looks like he will live. Hope he isn't paralyzed.

The bullet apparently struck him in the jaw but exited his head and lodged in his right shoulder and fractured two vertebrae, Torres said. The doctor said the boxer, who was trailed by drug and alcohol problems during a career that included some high-profile bouts, was at risk of paralysis from the shooting.

Camacho representative Steve Tannenbaum said he was told by friends at the hospital that the boxer would make it. "This guy is a cat with nine lives. He's been through so much," he said. "If anybody can pull through it will be him."

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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:50 PM

5. Dayum!

 

Wonder what the story will be.

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