One Mexican among the San Bernardino victims

Mexican killed in San Bernardino shooting (Photo:

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — According to the New York Daily News, one of the 14 people killed on Wednesday December 2nd during the attack in San Bernardino, California, was a Mexican citizen, his family reported.

The man, identified as Juan Carlos Espinoza, 50 years old, migrated to Southern California from Sonora 26 years ago. He was married and had two children.

“He was an honest, fair and hardworking man,” said his daughter Jerusalem, 25 years old, who revealed that her father had a Bachelor’s degree in Science from the California State University, San Bernardino campus.

Mexican killed in San Bernardino shooting (Photo:
Mexican killed in San Bernardino shooting (Photo:

Initially, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores) reported that no Mexican nationals were killed in the armed attack.

San Bernardino County has the second most Latin American residents in the United States.

Juan Carlos Espinoza RIP (Photo:
Juan Carlos Espinoza RIP (Photo:

Two other Hispanic women, Yvette Velasco, 27, and Aurora Godoy, 26, also died in the attack, when a married couple, identified as Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, opened fire at a center of assistance to people with disabilities in San Bernardino, leaving 14 dead and 17 wounded.

Source: New York Daily News



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