Thursday, July 7, 2022

3 Canadians shot dead at Mexican resort, 1 dead: Local officials

A Canadian was killed and two others were injured in a shooting Friday at a Mexican resort near Playa del Carmen, local officials said.

Quintana Roo’s Secretary of State Security Lucio Hernández Gutierrez Confirms Triple Shooting Twitter,

The shooting took place at a hotel in Xcare, Mexico. All three of those injured were identified as Canadians and Gutierrez said they were immediately taken to hospital, where one died.

Gutierrez also released guest images Those who allegedly shot the persons, sought any information that could lead to the arrest of the person. One image shows the man holding a handcuff.

A spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada said in a statement that it was aware of reports that Canadian citizens were affected by an incident in Mexico.

“Consulate officials are contacting local authorities to gather more information and stand ready to provide consular assistance,” the statement said.

“Due to confidentiality, no further information can be disclosed.”

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Quintana Roo state prosecutor’s office said on Twitter that the shooting suspect was also apparently a guest. It said Canadian police had informed it that the suspect had a history of robbery, drug and weapons offenses.

In November, another shooting occurred on the beach of Puerto Morelos, killing two people. Officials said around 15 gunmen belonging to a gang were involved in a dispute over drug sales there.

Heading south in Tulum, two tourists – one a California travel blogger born in India and the other German – were caught in the apparent crossfire of rival drug dealers and killed back in October.

Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador sent about 1,500 members of the National Guard to strengthen security in the area after that shooting.

With files from The Associated Press

This is a breaking story and will be updated once more details are confirmed.

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