How did Selena Quintanilla Perez die?
Selena Quintanilla-Perez was shot by a friend, Saldivar, the
founder of her fan club, who had been accused of embezzling money
from Selena's fan club and boutiques.
Selena met with SaldiÃ‚Âvar in a motel room where Selena demanded financial paperwork from SaldiÃ‚Âvar. Saldivar drew a gun from her purse and pointed it at Selena. When Selena tried to leave, Saldivar shot her in the right lower shoulder, severing an artery. Selena ran to the lobby and collapsed and a clerk called 911. At the hospital, the doctors realized the damage could not be repaired due to the severed artery. Selena died from blood loss and cardiac arrest.