Astros Spanish Voice Romero, Family Escape Gunfire At Border
February 10, 2010 at 4:48 PM (PT)
HOUSTON ASTROS Spanish-language radio broadcaster FRANCISCO ROMERO and his family escaped injury when they were caught in gunfire MONDAY at the U.S.-MEXICO border. MLB.COM reports that the ROMERO family -- ROMERO, his wife ARISSA, and their three-year-old daughter ISABELLA -- was waiting at the checkpoint at NOGALES to cross from SONORA into ARIZONA when gunfire erupted. Four were killed and 17 injured in the incident, but the ROMEROS took cover in their truck and headed back into town before attempting the border crossing again.
"It lasted what seemed like an eternity, but it was only about three-and-a-half or four minutes," ROMERO, who lives in the TUCSON area, said. "The shooters were 50 yards to our right, and about 150 yards from the actual border. The last three years, it's something very common in that area of NOGALES. You're aware of it, but you don't know you're going to be in the middle of a shootout."
ROMERO and analyst and former major league catcher ALEX TREVINO call ASTROS games for UNIVISION Spanish Talk KLAT-A (LA TREMENDA 1010)/HOUSTON.