On October 28, 2021, Acapulco journalist Alfredo Cardoso was kidnapped from home by masked gunmen, who also threatened his family.  The next day, Cardoso was found severely wounded in a city street, with five gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries on Sunday, October 31. 

As a photojournalist, Cardoso had covered drug cartel violence and local politics of the city of Acapulco, a once glamorous seaside town that has become increasingly affected by crime.