Alejandro “Jano” Fuentes, a Top 10 finalist on the Mexican version of The Voice in 2011, has died at 45. He was shot in the head multiple times in an ambush in Chicago Thursday shortly after celebrating his birthday with friends.
López-Dóriga reports that the performer passed away Saturday, June 18 at around 8am.
The fatal shooting comes less than a week after The Voice US singer, Christina Grimmie, was shot dead by an assailant who then turned the gun on himself.
Fuentes was with friends outside Tras Bambalinas, the school for young performers he runs on Chicago’s southwest side. When a man walked up to the car and ordered him to get out, Fuentes refused. The unidentified gunman shot him three times and then fled in a nearby car.
Fuentes’ La Voz Mexico coach Lucero reacted after the shooting on twitter writing, “I ask you for a prayer for Jano Fuentes my great friend, great artist that suffered an accident and is critical during these moments.”
A close friend of Fuentes, Miguel Sanchez told NBC5 he doesn’t know who shot Fuentes and why. “It wasn’t random,” said Sanchez, “This guy, they were waiting for him. They were waiting for him to come out of the school.”
Police said they had no suspects in the attack and are investigating whether the shooting was an attempted carjacking or a robbery.
Watch Jano Fuentes perform on La Voz Mexico below.