Two San Diegans, Mexican teen shot to death in Tijuana

Posted at 1:02 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 21:33:56-05

(KGTV) - Three San Diego residents were shot to death during a weekend of violence in Tijuana.

Multiple Tijuana-based news services said a triple homicide was reported on the morning of Nov. 25 in front of a building in the Lomas Verdes housing complex. When the bodies were found, they each had gunshot wounds to the head.

According to news outlet Punto Norte, investigators believe the three people killed were taken from an apartment at gunpoint, forced to kneel and then shot.

10News spoke to 23-year-old Katheryn Garcia. She told us her cousin, 17-year-old Christopher Alexis Gomez was among the three people shot to death. Garcia said her cousin is a senior at O'Farrell Charter School (OCS) in Encanto. She said he was a proud starting Lineman for the school's new football team.

Last week, Gomez told Garcia that he was going to a barbecue party in Ensenada on Friday with his friend, 18-year-old Juan Suarez Ojeda. Dr. Jonathan Dean, the Superintendent at OCS, told 10News Ojeda wasa recent O'Farrell Charter graduate, class of 2018. Garcia said she has never met the third victim, but knew the teen was Ojeda's friend who lived in Tijuana.

Garcia said the three were tortured, likely in a different location, before being shot execution style.

Garcia said her family are now left with more questions than answers. Why would Christopher, a boy who had never been in trouble, be killed? Was this a case of mistaken identity? Was he at the wrong place at the wrong time? Who would do this?

“They’re monsters. Who does that to three young boys who had their whole life ahead of them," Garcia said in tears.

The school set up a GoFundMe page to help Gomez’s and Suarez-Ojeda’s families with funeral costs and other expenses.

Further details on the deaths on the San Diegans’ deaths were not released by authorities or news outlets.

Four other deadly shootings occurred in the city during the weekend, according to Tijuana news reports.