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'Macho' Camacho

'Very, Very, Very, Very Critical'

11/21/2012 6:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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. 

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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Oh dear, TMZ... How about a warning on the pictures? I really didn't need to see that first thing in the morning. I don't care that you're showing the pictures - I just wish the first one came with a warning, so that people who don't want to view it--- can avoid it by not clicking on it..

700 days ago


Hope he gets better!

700 days ago


I can't believe no one has commented on how insensitive these pics are, especially when the man is laying in the hospital fighting for his life. It's not like I come to TMZ to read stories written by ethical journalists, just silly mindless entertainment, but it disturbs me that we're all so desensitized to images like this. What if that were you're brother or child laying there? Idk, maybe I'm overreacting this morning...

700 days ago


He's already brain dead. They're just waiting on his family to disconnect him :-(

700 days ago

Rev. LancE    

...but *WE'LL* see.

700 days ago


Live by the sword, you die by the sword! BAD never begets GOOD. NOT ever!

700 days ago


Im praying for a miracle!!!! I love me some Hector!

700 days ago


TMZ don't be idiots... **** Fighting is not deemed ugly like it is here so no one cares and you look very uneducated when you try to point out something that means nothing..

This is a normal **** talking event.. No one would have shot Hector who is like a hero in PR unless one of them talked **** about the wrong person or they rolled that mustang in a bad area and the stupid ass who tried to jack them didn't know it was Hector...

Same bull**** that happens in LA/Oakland every day... guess those anti gun laws work well...

Come on Hector you are much stronger than this...

whoever did this better hope they are connected to something big or there will be hell to pay for them.. Hector is very loved in PR...

700 days ago


And if you've even been shot in the Puerto Rico, you know how painful that can be. Perhaps he was shot "while in" Puerto Rico. Grammar, people, grammar.

700 days ago


Last night when TMZ posted the initial story this "insider" kept bombarding the comment feed with his adamant knowing that Camacho was dead and the "real" reason, insinuating that this was not a mistaken identity, etc. and was a family revenge for the physical altercation between Camacho and one of his teenage sons back in March 2011.

Today iexposednewsonline.com is saying it was drug related and a hit for a drug debt.

Not sure which of the 2 are the truth. The only TRUTH I believe is that Hector "Macho" Camacho is in very grave condition. Which is very sad for us, his boxing fans, his family and loved ones and the boxing community.

With all that said, as a human I would rather believe that his shooting was a result of a drug debt rather than a family hit. To believe your own kids, your own family blood would take you out over a family fight would be disgustingly sad. At the end of the day, it is still your blood line.
We are all human, we make mistakes. His choices made in his personal life, whether good or bad are his choices. I am and always will be a fan of his boxing. So many great memories. Thank you Hector "Macho" Camacho!! Still rooting for you man, fight on!

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700 days ago


Prayers are with him and his family.

700 days ago


What the hell is wrong with people

700 days ago


Puerto Rico is not, in fact, a dump. It has beautiful beaches, a rain forest, and a rich history. However, the cities are rough. i have been able to spend a good bit of vacation time there over the years, and we even saw Hector Comacho running on the beach in Carolina about 10 years ago. He was such a compact, amazingly fit guy. I wish nothing but the best for him.

700 days ago

Straight Talkin Texan    

If I was a family member of either victim, I would be very upset that these pics are posted.

700 days ago
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