Puerto Rico boxer Hector Camacho injured in shooting
November 22 , 2012
Puerto Rican former boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho is in critical condition after being shot in the face.
The winner of three world titles was injured in a drive-by attack outside the capital, San Juan, on Tuesday.
He suffered a heart attack in hospital overnight.
The director of the hospital treating him, Dr. Ernesto Torres, told reporters: "This is the toughest fight in the life of Macho Camacho. His heart has stopped working. We can give him medicine and his heart will pump again. There is brain activity, but very low. Right now, we can't do anything."
Camacho, 50, was sitting in a car outside a bar with a friend when the attack occurred. His friend, Adrian Mojica Moreno, was killed.
Police say they do not know of any motives for the shooting.
During his career, Camacho fought some of the great names of boxing including Oscar de la Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard and Felix Trinidad.