Two San Diego teenagers were killed execution-style in a triple homicide at a Tijuana apartment complex, it was reported Friday.
The victims of the Sunday morning killings were Christopher Alexis Gomez, 17, a football player in his senior year at O’Farrell Charter High School, and Juan Suarez-Ojeda, 18, who graduated from Ingenuity Charter School on the shared Encanto campus earlier this year, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
The third victim was Angel Said Robles, a 17-year-old high school student in Tijuana, according to the Union-Tribune.
The trio had gone together to a barbecue in Ensenada last Friday and were supposed to return home that same night, Gomez’s cousin, Katheryn Garcia, told the newspaper.
Authorities have not disclosed any indication of what might have led to the killings.
The semi-clothed bodies of the three victims were found early Sunday morning in a complex of apartments in Lomas Verdes, according to the Union- Tribune. The bodies were found outside one of the buildings, and initial police reports stated they had been shot in the head.
Jorge Alvarez, head of the Baja California Attorney General’s Office in Tijuana, told the Union-Tribune that preliminary information indicated the two San Diegans were familiar with the neighborhood where they were killed.
“They did not live there, but they came to visit family members, one of them apparently did so frequently,” Alvarez told the newspaper.
Said reportedly called his mother early Sunday and told her they were safe but had lost their cellphones, Garcia told the Union-Tribune.
Family members contacted Baja California authorities and frantically searched for the missing teenagers over the weekend, Garcia told the newspaper. On Sunday night, Tijuana police told the families about the three bodies found outside the Lomas Verdes apartment.
“When we have this type of incident, we work together with U.S. authorities,” Alvarez told the Union-Tribune. “They help us and we help them.”
— City News Service
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