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Two alleged gang members shot dead on Mexican beach near Cancun

18:14, 05 November 2021
Two alleged gang members shot dead on Mexican beach near Cancun Photo: dronepicr/wikipedia

Gunshots could be heard at the beach near the Mexican resort of Cancun right after a couple of weeks two tourists were fatally shot in a crossfire at another beach.


Two alleged gang members were killed near the Mexican resort on Thursday after the assailants reached the beachfornt on boats, authorities said.

Earlier, Mexican police reported that a group of several armed men with long guns was seen circulating around the location of the Azul Beach hotel.

The officials presume that the attack was targeted.

All the tourists and guests in the area were advised to hide and keep a low profile until the threat came off. Tourists turned to mobile phones and recorded the situation in the area. Massive gathering of anxious tourists mixed with doctors and emergency services were captured on camera. 

According to the attorney general’s office there were no more injuries following the deadly attack.