A 17-year-old social media star was shot to death after posting a video in which the Mexican youth insulted a cartel boss, The New York Post reports.
Juan Luis Lagunas Rosales, better known as “The Pirate of Culiacan,” had attracted thousands of followers on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, where he “posted pictures and videos of himself downing bottles of booze, or standing alongside scantily clad Latina women, large quantities of marijuana or shiny sports cars,” The Post reports. “In one recent video, Rosales apparently insulted Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, also known as ‘El Mencho,’ head of the New Generation Cartel of Jalisco.”
Rosales reportedly insulted Cervantes in Spanish, saying something that translates loosely to “peel my c–k.”
“A short time later, on Monday, four men armed with ‘long weapons’ stormed into a bar and opened fire at a table where Rosales was sitting and executed the teen, riddling him with 15 bullets, El Pais reports. Other local Mexican media outlets said he was hit as many as 18 times,” The Post reports.
“Investigators were trying to determine if the attack was connected to Rosales’ crude comment toward the cartel leader,” the report notes, adding: “In a more recent video, Rosales invited people to visit the bar, announcing his whereabouts to his trove of followers, El Diario reports.”
Juan Luis Lagunas Rosales (Instagram)