Cano El Bárbaro, a 37-year-old Puerto Rican urban music artist, was shot to death in the island’s east on Saturday, according to police, who are still investigating the case.
The body of Francisco Santiago Serrano, the interpreter’s first name, was discovered with several gunshot wounds on the PR-60 highway, kilometer 2, in the direction of Humacao towards Las Piedras, yesterday, Friday.
The singer rose to prominence in the urban genre in 2015 with the single “No, No,” which she co-wrote with Puerto Rican reggaeton musician and composer Benny Benni.
In 2019, he released “They don’t have a rifle” with Pacho El Antifeka, an almost prophetic song in which some of the lyrics say “those who want to kill me” or “those who talk about my death to hunt me down “.
The interpreter, who has also worked with urban music pioneers Yomo, Cosculluela, and Kendo Kaponi, was working on a new album.
Cano El Bárbaro was shot while driving a black Can-Am Maverick vehicle from the year 2021, in which agents discovered his body yesterday, Friday.
His death is one of five recorded by bullets in Puerto Rico in the last 24 hours in various municipalities, where crime has increased significantly this year.
According to a police summary from last weekend, there had been 594 murders on the island so far this year, 84 more than in 2020. There have also been several multiple murders, the eleventh of which occurred on the 7th in a Cidra neighborhood in the island’s center, where five people were killed in a shootout.