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Uber driver is shot to death while ferrying San Diego State students in Rosarito Beach, Mexico

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(Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

Two San Diego State University students were passengers when an Uber driver was shot to death in Rosarito Beach last week, Baja state officials said Thursday night.

A U.S. high school student was also in the car, the Baja California attorney general’s office said.

The students weren’t injured, and none were identified.

The three passengers were picked up at Papas & Beer, a nightclub favored by San Diego college students, particularly during spring break.

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They were headed south on Federal Highway 1 to Club Marena, an oceanfront resort, when their driver was shot six times about 11:15 p.m. from a vehicle that pulled up alongside their car, authorities said.

Paramedics reported that the victim was struck in the neck and in the chest, Rosarito Beach police said.

A police spokesman said the Uber driver, identified as Jose Humberto Felix Mendez, was the sole target in the shooting.

The passengers carried Felix to a back seat and continued driving to Club Marena, where they asked a security guard for help, police said.

Felix was a student at the Autonomous University of Baja California and lived in Playas de Tijuana.

david.hernandez@sduniontribune.com

Hernandez writes for the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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