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'Macho' Camacho

Boxing Legend

SHOT in Puerto Rico

11/20/2012 5:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Hector "Macho" Camacho is in critical condition after being SHOT multiple times in Puerto Rico tonight ... this according to multiple reports.

The former boxing champ was reportedly in the passenger seat of a car around 7 PM local time ... when another vehicle rolled up and someone opened fire ... striking Camacho several times in the neck and face.

The driver of Camacho's car was reportedly killed in the attack.

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According to reports, Camacho was taken to a hospital and is currently listed in critical condition.

Cops are investigating -- so far, it's unclear if police have identified any suspects.

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76.

Puertorrican1980    

Macho Camacho is not dead...his heart stop from a cardiac arrest but was revived...his brain activity is at 5%...No matter what people have done in the past you dont wish them bad.Camacho and his family are in my Prayers...

513 days ago
77.

Truth    

COULD THIS BE KARMA FROM THE CHILD ABUSE TRIAL IN WHICH HE STOMPED ON HIS TEENAGE SON??? HMM....
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Per ESPN.com, the former champion boxer is facing a felony count of child abuse and turned himself in to Florida authorities in April 2012 on a warrant filed late last year. The 49-year-old Camacho posted a $5,000 bond at the Orange County Jail in Orlando on Monday and was released. According to the arrest affidavit, Camacho surrendered on a warrant that records show was filed by the state attorney's office in November 2011. A trial is pending for Camacho in Orange County, Florida. He is accused of picking up his teenage son by his neck, slamming him to the ground and stomping on him. It allegedly happened in March 2011 at Camacho's ex-wife's home.[6].
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#TRUTH!!

513 days ago
78.

Allupinyourearhole    

Biggest fight of his life...pray for him.

513 days ago
79.

Truth    

TMZ IS SLOW... EVEN WIKI HAS MORE INFO THAN HARVEY.
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According to El Nuevo Herald, Camacho was shot in the neck and face and taken to St. Paul's Hospital in Río Piedras, where he was pronounced to be in critical condition shortly thereafter.[7] Police said a chase took place and the van that held the shooting was found in the area of Jardines de Cataño. They arrested one of the suspects around 9 p.m. AST.[8][9] At one point, doctors announced that Camacho was expected to survive but could be paralyzed[10], but after suffering a cardiac arrest during the night, they said his cerebral activity was very low.[11]
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#TRUTH!!

513 days ago
80.

Hot Chocolate    

Tell those doctors to help him win the fight for his life.

One the greatest boxing legends of all time.

One of the greatest most innovative style gurus of boxing.

Tell him I'm praying for him.

513 days ago
81.

ValTheVirgo    

To jerks like BigChipski who keep insisting he died..shame on u! He's NOT dead, stop spreading lies. Get a life!

513 days ago
82.

Jannie    

As of 9:06 am of Nov 21, he is still alive. He had a heart failure at 4:15am but the doctors were able to revive him. He has very little brain activity but the doctors have hope since none of the bullets damaged his brain. There's a 45sec video here of when he arrived at the hospital:
www,elnuevodia,com/estaeslapeleamasduraenlavidademachocamacho-1390591,html

just substitute the commas for (dots)

513 days ago
83.

Jonbisalive    

He just passed away!!!RIP

513 days ago
84.

pancake    

http://www.elnuevodia.com/estaeslapeleamasduraenlavidademachocamacho-1390591.html

macho is almost brain dead now


why this happen
http://www.ixposednewsonline.com/

513 days ago
85.

Ih8Taxes    

Puerto Rico...say hello to the 51st state. Oh well, can't be any worse that the city of Chicago.

513 days ago
86.

aly@PR    

Im sorry to tell you all, but he is not well. The bullets hit the neck, the doctors dont have much hope. So far, brain function is 4 to 3 %, thats brain dead. He has recieved blood transfusions, machines are keeping him alive. Here in the island we are very sad this has happened. Police is investigating.

513 days ago
87.

tiniiin    

Wow am impressed how ignorant people can actually be! Just because you see a headline of a murder in Puerto Rico it doesnt mean it a ****ing ghetto. Most of you "americans" dont even know half of the great brilliant thing puertorricans can actually do and how beautiful place it actually is. Then again what can you expect from a country like USA where you are taught you are the greatest and everyone and everything else is ****.

513 days ago
88.

Flash    

Does anyone else see it odd that both doors glass are rolled up and not ****tered??? How did a car roll up and shot him and the driver without breaking the glass? I'm sure they didn't stop and roll up the windows after being shot!!

513 days ago
89.

Eulapia    

He's dead, you can update now to KO x.x

513 days ago
90.

anna     

omg!! i love hector!! camacho!! he is so good at what he does boxing and showing off!! plz get well!!!

513 days ago
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