Israeli DJ shot to death while playing show in Mexico
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Israeli DJ shot to death while playing show in Mexico

Ronen Dahan, 45, killed in attack by assailants thought linked to drug cartels in San Luis Potosi; had earned worldwide following as DJ Perplex

Israeli DJ Ronen Dahan, also known as DJ Perplex. (Photo via Dahan's Facebook profile)
Israeli DJ Ronen Dahan, also known as DJ Perplex. (Photo via Dahan's Facebook profile)

An Israeli DJ was one of two people killed when gunmen burst into a show he was playing in Mexico over the weekend.

The shooting occurred early Saturday morning when a group of armed assailants opened fire at a rave in the city of San Luis Potosí in central Mexico.

The DJ was identified as Haifa native Ronen Dahan, 45, known in the electronic music scene as DJ Perplex.

Four others were injured in the shooting said to be linked to the ongoing drug cartel violence in the country, according to local reports.

VIOLENTA MAÑANA DE SÁBADO YA VAN 3 MUERTOS Y 4 HERIDOSUN ATAQUE EN UN SALÓN DE FIESTAS UTILIZADO COMO RAVE DEJA 2…

פורסם על ידי ‏‎Reporte – San Luis‎‏ ב- יום שבת, 29 ביוני 2019

Dahan did not appear to have been targeted in the shooting at the club, in the neighborhood of Teirra Blanca on the edge of the city.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry told the Hebrew-language press that it was looking into the circumstances of the incident.

Dahan used a Facebook setting to signal his location in San Luis Potosi less than 24 hours ago.

Friends and fans wrote words of comfort and disbelief on his Facebook page.

Dahan appeared to have been traveling and performing in Mexico for the better part of this month, according to posts on his Facebook profile.

פורסם על ידי ‏‎Ronen Dahan Perplex PuraVida‎‏ ב- יום שבת, 21 באפריל 2018

His cousin Emily Ben Hamo said Dahan had earned a following playing large parties around the world, though his music never caught on in Israel.

“He always wanted to come back to Israel and make it big playing his music here,” she told the Walla news site.

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