Singer Tito Torbellino Murdered
U.S. born singer Tito Torbellino of northern Mexican “banda” music has been shot to death at a restaurant in the border state of Sonora.
State police in Sonora said Tomas Tovar Rascon was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and was shot several times at the restaurant in Ciudad Obregon.
Tovar Rascon, 33, was better known by his stage name, “Tito Torbellino.”
His Facebook page said he was scheduled to perform at a concert in Ciudad Obregon on Friday. A U.S. booking agent listed for Torbellino confirmed his death.
Police said two gunmen entered the restaurant Thursday and shot Tovar Rascon at close range. He died on the way to a local hospital.