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Country Music Star and Family Ambushed, 4 Dead

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Country music artist Kevin Amalio Hernandez, 34, his wife Marisela Sandoval, 34, and his two step-children became victims of a fatal ambush on a Chihuahua highway in Mexico. Their vehicles were hit by a storm of bullets in a violent attack that occurred on Sunday, May 5.

Investigative reports reveal that both Hernandez and Sandoval were found dead after the ambush. Over 150 bullets had penetrated their pickup truck. Hernandez’s lifeless body was discovered in a Chevrolet Malibu truck, severely damaged from the gunfire. Sandoval was discovered near the passenger door of a 1979 Ford truck.

Sandoval’s 17-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, succumbed to their injuries in the hospital a day after the attack. The couple’s four-year-old child and the children’s maternal grandmother were also hospitalized due to injuries sustained from the attack. According to local media, the survivors are on a recovery path.

The family was traveling in a convoy of pickup trucks when they became the sudden target of the ambush.

This brutal incident occurred against a backdrop of similar violent incidents, including a shooting at Sandoval’s parents’ residence and a thwarted attempt to infiltrate the hospital where the injured family members were being treated. Authorities are exploring potential connections to organized crime, with suspected involvement of the Sinaloa Cartel.

In a poignant twist, Hernandez’s latest song, “If God Takes Me with Him,” was released posthumously. The song’s lyrics eerily echo the incident: “If God takes me with him you should not feel afraid, I will be protecting you, I will follow your steps because this love is eternal.”

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Hernandez was renowned for his contributions to the Tejano (Tex-Mex style) country band H Nortena. He had been touring Chihuahua, performing live concerts that endeared him to audiences statewide.

The Mexican music community reacted with grief and tributes to Hernandez’s tragic death. Band member Luis Fernando Peinado noted the fragility of life and the significance of Hernandez’s final recording. In a statement he said: “Tomorrow this song will sound loud to the sky, the latest recording comes out tomorrow, life is fragile.”

Authorities have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deadly assault, hoping to uncover the motives and identities of those behind this violent act.

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