Dominican singer Roberto Fortunato Rojas has been shot dead in Mexico.

The 41-year-old Kche Bandazza frontman was shot in the head while riding in a taxi in Coyoacan.

The cab driver was also wounded, according to Mexican authorities.

Rojas moved to Mexico from the Dominican Republic in the 1990s.

In 2005, he founded merengue group Kche Bandazza.