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'Macho' Camacho

'Very, Very, Very, Very Critical'

11/21/2012 6:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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7:49 AM PT -- The man who was killed in the shooting has been identified as 49-year-old Adrian Mojica Moreno.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... Adrian and Hector were childhood friends. Adrian was not involved in the sport of boxing, but we're told he was big into cockfighting. 

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Boxing legend Hector "Macho" Camacho went into cardiac arrest after being shot in Puerto Rico last night ... and doctors say "the prognosis is not good."

Camacho was hit several times in the face and neck in a drive-by shooting outside of San Juan ... and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital.

A rep for the hospital told reporters, "The situation with 'Macho' is very delicate ... his physical condition will help him but we will see."

The rep added, "[Camacho] went into cardiac arrest. The doctors were able to get his heart started again with the medicine and we are maintaining his blood pressure and pulse stable medically right now to see whether during this morning, afternoon or evening we see a positive change."

Camacho was a passenger in a Ford Mustang when the shooting happened. The driver of Camacho's car was killed in the attack.

So far, no arrests have been made.

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PC    

:(

650 days ago
2.

LiLo's boy toy    

To damn bad. I saw him fight a few years ago and he was lethal in the ring. All the best champ.

650 days ago
3.

ray    

hard to understand, sounds like a gang/thug hit. I can't see hector in a gang, so have to assume hector was with the wrong guy at the wrong time. hoping he pulls through!

650 days ago
4.

Truth    

CHECK VIDS OF THIS GUY... DEF. GOING BONKERS IN RECENT MOS WITH HIS CRAZY ASS BEHAVIOR AND TEMPER. NO DOUBT HE PISSED SOMEONE OFF. NO ACCIDENT OR MISTAKEN IDENTITY. #TRUTH!!

650 days ago
5.

The Universe    

It's PuertoRico so what do you expect? It's a bad idea to make this place our 51st state so Americans had better think long and hard about that dangerous decision.

650 days ago
6.

The Guy    

The reason he was shot its because macho camacho owed money to a drug cartel here in puerto rico according to the narco blog ixposed news macho camacho was beign watched by man and woman that gave a call to the sicarios who by order of the drug cartel yamil started atacking him.

also the other one that was dead was a guy who was a pimp for executive people here on puerto rico and was the guy who gave the drugs to macho camacho.

here on puerto rico the murder rate is going up up and away this is something normal here in puerto rico.

650 days ago
7.

cookies    

The Republican party will never win again. There is a shortage of old, white , racist, angry men. Good bye Forever!

650 days ago
8.

Santasunsetwoodica    

I liked macho man when he was hulk hogans tag team partner! Snap into a slim jim!

650 days ago
9.

MADE MAN    

See how people lie??? When tmz first posted the story people were commenting that was already dead. It's wack to bring death on a man who's fighting for his life!!! Stay prayed up camacho

650 days ago
10.

ladymisfit5    

That sucks for him!

650 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

WOW, I hope they catch they people who did this to him. Keeping him in my prayers. :- (

650 days ago
12.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

I'm so sorry to hear this. That man is a legend, and I don't want to see him go out like this!! Having said that, it's kind of ironic that the car came to rest in front of a sign that says Gotcha.

650 days ago
13.

Laura    

Prayers to Hector and his family.

650 days ago
14.

MMA Warlike    

Get better Camacho and all your fans pray for you!

650 days ago
15.

Wazzup    

Puerto Rico is a dump...sad

650 days ago
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