During the night of this Friday, February 19, the news of the murder of Jaime Cruz Pastrana , a member of the merengue group Zona Rika , in the municipality of Ecatepec de Morelos , State of Mexico, was released.
According to preliminary versions, Cruz Pastrana left his girlfriend's house , located in the state of Mexico, when some subjects aboard a black motorcycle paired up with him and killed him with 15 shots from a firearm.
The criminals fled immediately and “ Jimmy Cruz ”, As it was also known, fell to the ground. Emergency services came to the scene to provide first aid , however, they detected that he no longer showed vital signs
Local authorities reported the fact to the Public Ministry to initiate the corresponding investigations, for which the justice institution requested the removal of the body
Infobae México contacted the group to confirm the regrettable loss, but due to the sensitivity of the case, on behalf of the musical group they preferred to reserve statements before a fact that has dismayed them
They are moments of pain and tragedy in the musical field merengue, both for colleagues and loved ones of the interpreter. The group “ Los Askis ”, from their Facebook page, published a photograph of “ El Jimmy ” accompanied by a farewell message.
“ Rest in peace our great friend Jimmy Cruz Zona Rika, may the sky be filled with merengue, rhythm and flavor ”, they mentioned.
Also, another set of meringue that also spoke about the event was“ Merenglass ” , which, also from this social network, lamented the death of Cruz Pastrana .
“ The Merenglass family joins the grief that overwhelms the Cruz family and the Zona Rika group due to the heartfelt death of Jaime Cruz . May God have it in his glory. The Merengue is in mourning. QDEP ”, they wrote.
In addition,“ Grupo Yamaro ”wrote a message from their Twitter account , where they joined in the grief that the world of merengue is facing for the loss of the vocalist of“ Zona Rika ” .
“ We deeply regret the death of the Great Jimmy Cruz , vocalist of Zona Rika, we unite our prayers and thoughts with the group and his family. their friends from the group yamaro ”, they wrote.
Also the fans of this musical genre showed their sadness through social networks, and began to send condolences and support to those who were affected by the news.
“ Today we lost to a great singer of the merengue genre whom I love and admire for his great dedication, he leaves a huge void , we send a big hug to his mother Dora Maria Pastrana to Tavo Cruz his brother and to his entire family strength QEP Mr. Jaime Cruz Pastrana better known as Jimmy Zona Rika ”, was the publication made by a user identified as Maye Franco.
It is not the first time that mourning has involved the whole“ Zona Rika ” . In 2009, his representative, Antonio Flores, known as “El Pericas” , was also assassinated in an alleged robbery attempt within the Morelos neighborhood , located in the Cuauhtémoc mayoralty of Mexico City.
Jaime Cruz Pastrana was still inside the Grupo Zona Rika , as a vocalist, and during 2020 they participated in the program “ Venga la feliz ”, on Azteca television, where they could liven up their New Year's celebration during the special programming of those dates .
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