Former champion boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho was seriously wounded Tuesday in a shooting outside the Puerto Rican capital, and doctors and his spokesman said he was expected to survive.Hector had a troubled life of drug abuse, crime and domestic violence. Unfortunately, it finally caught up to him.
At least one gunman opened fire on the 50-year-old Camacho and another man as they sat in a car in the city of Bayamon. The other man, whose relationship to the former boxer wasn't immediately known, was killed, according to a statement from police.
Camacho was rushed to Centro Medico, the trauma center in San Juan, where he was in critical but stable condition, Dr. Ernesto Torres, the hospital director, told reporters.
The bullet apparently struck him in the jaw, exited his head and lodged in his right shoulder, fracturing two vertebrae, Torres said. The doctor said the boxer, who battled drug and alcohol problems during his career, was at risk of paralysis from the shooting.
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