Former boxing champion Héctor “Macho” Camacho was shot multiple times in Puerto Rico Tuesday night.
Multiple news agencies are reporting that Camacho, 50, was shot in the face and neck as he sat in the passenger seat of a Ford Mustang in the Bayamon region, southwest of the capital of San Juan. The driver of the Ford was killed in the drive by shooting.
Camacho was transported to San Juan Medical Center, where he is listed in critical condition. Doctors said the bullets did not enter his brain, but he is not expected to live. Earlier tonight, a rumor circulated online that Camacho had died from his injuries.
Media outlets in Puerto Rico report that police stopped a white van that was seen fleeing the area after the shooting. Police took the occupant of the van into custody.
Camacho won the Jr Lightweight and Lightweight boxing championship belts in the 1980s and 90s. He is best known for knocking out aging Sugar Ray Leonard in 1997, which led to Leonard retiring from boxing. Camacho’s son, Hector Camacho Jr., is also a boxer.