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Only hours before the shooting, he told the entertainment website La Oreja that reports of his murder had been mistaken.
"It's happened to me for years now, someone tells a radio station or a newspaper I've been killed, or suffered an accident," Mr Vega said.
"And then I have to call my dear mum, who has heart trouble, to reassure her," he explained.
Originally posted by MikeNice81
From the BBC article it sounds like a pride thing. When a singer exalts the exploits of one cartel or drug lord the rivals see it as a slap in the face. Maybe they see it as a sign of allegiance to that gang and the murder as the killing of a rival gang member?
I don't think it is to ensure silence. I think it is to draw attention and instill fear.