A groom was fatally shot leaving a wedding ceremony in Caborca, Sonora, with his bride, possibly due to a mistaken identity, officials say.
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A wedding celebration ended in a tragedy when the groom was fatally shot.
Marco Antonio Rosales Contreras, 32, arrived in Caborca, Mexico, with his family for his wedding on Saturday, Oct. 22, El Universal reported. Contreras and his bride got married at a church that evening.
As the couple left the wedding, Contreras was fatally shot, Dallas News reported. He suffered four gunshot wounds, local reporter Ramiro Escoto said on Twitter.
Family members and guests tried to help Contreras, but he died before he could make it to a hospital, El Universal reported.
The groom’s sister, Michelle Adriana Rosales Contreras, 23, was injured in the shooting, local reporter Michelle Riviera reported.
The bride was unharmed. Video showed her screaming as Contreras died, El Pais reported. People on the scene led her away in her blood-stained wedding gown, photos show.
The Sonora Prosecutor’s Office investigated the shooting and found that the gunman may have mistaken Contreras for someone else, according to an Oct. 24 news release. However, the investigation is ongoing; no suspects have been arrested and no charges have been filed.
Contreras was from Durango but lived in the state of Jalisco, officials said. He worked as a computer systems engineer, according to El Universal.
Caborca is in western Sonora, a Mexican state bordering the U.S., and about 260 miles south of Phoenix, Arizona.
Google Translate was used to translate stories from El Universal, Dallas News, El Pais, Ramiro Escoto, and Michelle Riviera. Facebook Translate and Google Translate were used to translate the news release from the Sonora Prosecutor’s Office.
Aspen Pflughoeft covers real-time news for McClatchy. She is a graduate of Minerva University where she studied communications, history, and international politics. Previously, she reported for Deseret News.