Cancun – Mexico’s holiday paradise is not resting.
Once again a wild shooting took place in the Latin American country where many tourists want to spend their dream vacation. This time the crime took place: the luxury Hyatt Jiva Riviera Hotel in Cancun. The gunfire, screams, people took refuge in the running stairs and in the hotel lobby.
Police say two suspected drug dealers were killed in the shooting. According to officials, “none of the tourists were seriously injured”. During the panic at the hotel, guests were asked to hide.
Clashes broke out between combat gangs of drug traffickers in the Caribbean city of Puerto Morelos, the state attorney general of the state of Quintana Roo said on Twitter on Thursday. Two members of this group died in the process.
The U.S. embassy in Mexico said on Thursday that embassy officials were investigating social media reports of a shooting at the hotel.
Mike Sington, a Twitter user and administrator of NBC Universal, wrote to Reuters that he had been lurking in the dark part of the hotel with other guests and that the staff had not explained what was going on.
Other guests said they heard gunshots and said an armed man was on the beach.
About two weeks ago, two tourists were killed in a shootout between two rival drug gangs at a bar in Toulom – and on the same beach in the south: an Indian and a German. Jennifer H, 35, of Nuremberg, who was on vacation with friends, was shot dead by criminals at the popular “La Malgerida” bar.
In June, two men were shot dead and a female tourist was injured on a public beach in Cancun.
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