Marco Antonio Rosales Contreras, 32, was leaving his wedding ceremony at the Neustra Seora de La Candelaria church in Caborca at 5 p.m. local time on Saturday when he was shot numerous times, according to El Universal.
Witnesses later stated that the shots were fired by a single unidentifiable individual who fled down the street. Antonio, a computer engineer from Guadalajara, died on the way to the hospital.
His new wife is escorted out of the chapel in tears, her white wedding gown smeared with blood, according to video evidence.
Michelle Adriana, Antonio’s 23-year-old sister, was also shot in the back. She was taken to the hospital and released hours later.
State officials said on Sunday night that no avenue of investigation had been ruled out. According to the Sonora Attorney General’s Office, Antonio’s death was a “direct attack,” albeit the shots may have been intended for someone else.
“Investigations indicate that the attack against Marco Antonio was directed towards another individual who was also getting married at the same time in a different nearby city,” the statement read.
On the same night, another guy was shot at his wedding in a nearby city, according to investigators.
Caborca, in the country’s northwest quarter, is home to an eponymous cartel led by seasoned “narco of narcos” Rafael Caro Quintero. Caro Quintero was detained in July and is awaiting extradition for the 1985 murder of a US Drug Enforcement Administration agent.