ANA LIVINGSTON PADDOCK: BOOKS: VOLUME I: Graciela & Hector Gallegos: Picture_11

{quote}Mata Ortiz was also a rough and tumble outpost of saloons and gambling places frequented by transient visitors.  As Héctor recalls today, “every grown man wore a gun.”  Fights broke out frequently, and people were injured or killed to settle disputes.  In 1958 when Héctor was four years old, three bullets to the back, fatally shot his father, a known pistolero or gunslinger, during a game of dominos at a bar in Barrio Central.{quote}

"Mata Ortiz was also a rough and tumble outpost of saloons and gambling places frequented by transient visitors. As Héctor recalls today, “every grown man wore a gun.” Fights broke out frequently, and people were injured or killed to settle disputes. In 1958 when Héctor was four years old, three bullets to the back, fatally shot his father, a known pistolero or gunslinger, during a game of dominos at a bar in Barrio Central."