José Sergio Vega Cuamea (September 12, 1969 – June 26, 2010), better known by his stage name 'El Shaka', was a Mexican banda singer. On 26 June 2010, he was killed by gunfire in the Mexican state of Sinaloa after a car chase. The assailants pursued Sergio Vega for a distance, shooting at him and his passenger Montiel Sergio Ávila 30 times. He was killed and Ávila was seriously injured.
Vega was a singer of narcocorridos — ballads that celebrate the lives of drug dealers. Musicians who play this kind of music in Mexico are known to sometimes become the targets of rival gangs. At least seven of these musicians have been killed over the past three years in Mexico.
The vandalized picture of 'El Shaka' in the thumbnail is from a poster advetising a 2009 Sergio Vega concert in the city of Hermosillo.
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