Published On: Wed, Feb 8th, 2017

2 dead in Playa del Carmen and shootings in Cancun and Cozumel

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On Tuesday February 7, residents of Quintana Roo suffered another violent day, which left at least two people dead, two injured and five detained, in different tragic events along the tourist destinations of Playa del Carmen, Cancun and Cozumel.

The violent incidents occurred less than a month after the shooting at the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, that left five people dead.

Violent events along the Mayan Riviera (Photo: Animal Político)

Two dead in Playa del Carmen

Several Quintana Roo based media outlets reported that two people died after being attacked by gunshots in events that occurred on Tuesday February 7, around 1 pm, at Colonia Ejidal in Playa del Carmen.

The victims were parked outside an Oxxo store on the corner of 115th and 11th avenues, inside a blue Nissan Versa when they were attacked with gunshots. After the shooting, the occupant of the front passenger seat died on the spot, the driver died hours later while receiving medical attention at a local hospital.

No arrests regarding this incident have been reported so far, according to NotiCaribe.

Shooting in Cancun

Two men were attacked by gunshots in different parts of the city. The first attack was carried out around 8:30 am in Colonia El Trébol, where authorities found a 3.80-calibre used cartridge.

About five hours later, a second subject was shot in Colonia Santa Cecilia. The 26-year-old victim was hit in the right thigh, according to Mexico City based newspaper Reforma.

Cozumel violent events

The usual peace of the island of Cozumel was interrupted once again on Tuesday February 7, after residents of colonia Flamingos reported a shooting, that triggered a police operation with participation of the Mexican Navy personnel.

There were also unofficial reports that accused suspected criminals of attacking a group of police officers and entering a house inside colonia Flamingos, which caused that elements of the Group of Special Operations of Public Security and Ministerial Police raided the place to aprehend the aggressors. Three men and two women were arrested.




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