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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Singer Shot Dead in Lima, Peru

LIMA – Singer Julio Barreto, who had a huge hit in the 1980s with “Quiereme,” was gunned down in Lima, Peruvian media reported Sunday.

The lead singer of salsa band La Sociedad de Barranco died Saturday night while being transported to a hospital in the capital, Radio Programas del Peru, or RPP, reported.

The motive for the shooting has not been determined, but police are not ruling out a robbery attempt, RPP said.

Barreto’s killing has rocked this Andean nation’s entertainment world, which was still trying to recover from the murder of singer Alicia Delgado in an apparent crime of passion.

link: Latin American Herald Tribune - Peruvian Singer Julio Barreto Murdered in Lima


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