A former contestant on Mexico’s version of The Voice TV talent show has been shot dead in Chicago.
Alejandro “Jano” Fuentes who earned a major following after participating in the Mexican version of “The Voice” died Saturday after being shot Thursday in a vehicle in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
Alejandro “Jano” Fuentes was in a car in the 4300 block of South Archer Avenue after celebrating his 45th birthday with friends and colleagues when someone walked up, showed him a gun and told him to get out.
Alejandro “Jano” Fuentes
When he wouldn’t get out of the car, the gunman fired multiple shots, hitting him in the head. Fuentes was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead there at 2:07 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Alejandro Fuentes, 45, died on Saturday in hospital after an ambush on Thursday night. He was a Voice contestant in 2011.
His death comes 10 days after singer Christina Grimmie, who appeared on the US edition of The Voice, was shot and killed in Orlando, Florida.
A vigil held outside the by mourners.
Mr Fuentes had been celebrating his birthday with friends on Thursday night, the local medical examiner’s office said.
He was in his car on the street outside Tras Bambalinas, a performing arts school he ran for young people in south-west Chicago.
A gunman ordered him out of the car – when he refused, the gunman shot him three times in the head.
No arrests have yet been made.
Ms Grimmie, 22, was shot by a fan in Orlando as she was signing autographs after a concert. Her attacker then killed himself.