Canadian tourist killed, 2 others wounded in Mexico resort shooting, local authorities say

A Canadian tourist was killed Friday in a capturing at a lodge along Mexico’s Caribbean coast, state government said. Two other tourists of unknown nationality had been wounded.

Quintana Roo state security leader Lucio Hernandez said by means of Twitter that authorities have been in search of a Resort Xcaret visitor within the shooting. He shared a photograph of a man walking with a handgun.

The Xcaret hotel is south of Playa del Carmen.

Hernandez mentioned all three sufferers were taken to a health center the place one later died.

In a press release, World Affairs Canada stated the federal govt knows of reports that Canadian voters had been suffering from “an incident in Mexico,” and that consular officials are contacting local authorities to seek out out extra.

it is just the latest brazen act of violence alongside Mexico’s famed Mayan Riviera, the crown jewel of its tourism trade.

Este es el huésped que disparó ocasionando las lesiones que posteriormente provocaran la muerte a uno de ellos, las autoridades del grupo de coordinacion despliegan fuerte operativo para su captura, cualquier información para pronta detención estaremos profundamente agradecidos. pic.twitter.com/PRDC0hhBBe

—@Lucio_HG

In November, a shootout on the seashore of Puerto Morelos left suspected drug dealers useless. Government stated there have been a few 15 gunmen from a gang that it sounds as if disputed keep watch over of drug sales there.

In late October, further south in the laid-again vacation spot of Tulum, tourists — one a California go back and forth blogger born in India and the opposite German — had been caught in the obvious crossfire of rival drug sellers and killed.

Following the ones occasions, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador despatched nearly 1,500 members of the National Defend to strengthen security within the house.

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