Former boxing champ Hector Camacho wounded in Puerto Rico shooting - reports

NEW YORK Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:17am GMT

Hector ''Macho'' Camacho of Puerto Rico, wearing his championship belt, celebrates his fifth round victory over Sugar-Ray Leonard of the U.S. during their International Boxing Council (IBC) middleweight title fight in Atlantic City, in this file picture taken March 1, 1997. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn/Files

Hector ''Macho'' Camacho of Puerto Rico, wearing his championship belt, celebrates his fifth round victory over Sugar-Ray Leonard of the U.S. during their International Boxing Council (IBC) middleweight title fight in Atlantic City, in this file picture taken March 1, 1997.

Credit: Reuters/Gary Hershorn/Files

Related Topics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three-time world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was seriously wounded on Tuesday in a drive-by shooting in Puerto Rico, according to reports in the Puerto Rican press.

Camacho, 50, was a passenger in a vehicle fired on by unknown gunmen in the Bayamon region of the island, just southwest of the capital, San Juan, according to reports in El Nuevo Herald and El Nuevo Dia.

The reports said Camacho was taken to San Juan Medical Center. It attributed information about the shooting to Bayomon district police captain Reinaldo Santiago.

(Reporting By Chris Francescani; Editing by Mary Slosson and Peter Cooney)

FILED UNDER: