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Six Killed In Bar Shooting Near Mexican Resort

Cancun Mexico

Six people were killed during a bar shooting near a popular Mexican resort.

Two gunmen reportedly opened fire on people inside a bar on the outskirts of Cancun on Thursday. Initial reports stated that six people were killed and five were wounded during the attack.

However, other news outlets are reporting that seven people were killed and four were wounded during the shootout.

Public Safety Secretary Jesus Aiza said the suspects arrived near the pool area of the bar on Thursday evening. The individuals responsible for the murders reportedly used automatic rifles to kill at least six people during the bar shooting.

Those who survived the attack are currently under police protection at a nearby hospital. No suspects have been arrested for the shooting as of this writing. Authorities are also trying to determine a motive for the incident.

Cancun is a popular tourist destination for many US students during this time of year. Cancun tourism director Maximo Garcia Rocha stated that the resort expects around 43,000 people to show up during Spring Break. In an effort to protect tourists, Rocha said authorities will increase their presence.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he plans to reduce the amount of violence that plagues the country on a regular basis.

This isn’t the first wave of violence to hit Mexico in recent weeks. Six Spanish women were reportedly attacked and raped by several individuals when suspects stormed a rented beach house in Acapulco. Nearly 70,000 people have died as a result of drug-related violence since 2007.

Although authorities are still looking for a motive in the shooting that claimed the lives of at least six people, it’s believed that the some of the victims were part of a taxi driver’s union.

An investigation into the shooting near Cancun is still underway. The individuals responsible for the bar shooting are still at-large as of this writing.

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10 Responses to “Six Killed In Bar Shooting Near Mexican Resort”

  1. Michele BeachbodyCoach Brock

    Oh, and so you know who the murderers are and you know for a fact that they acquired their firearm by legal means as opposed to being criminals who acquire their firearm by illegal means. Then the authorities should be asking you for information in which to solve this crime, huh? Sometimes, if one doesn't have anything intelligent to say, they shouldn't say anything at all.

  2. Michele BeachbodyCoach Brock

    "Cancun is a popular tourist destination for many US students during this time of year. Cancun tourism director Maximo Garcia Rocha stated that the resort expects around 43,000 people to show up during Spring Break.

    Yet another example that criminal activity is happening everywhere in the U.S. The victims were probably relieved at being able to getaway for just a few days from the crime in their own cities only to be gunned down while vacationing. My condolences to the families of the victims. May they find Peace and Comfort through GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT!

  3. Anonymous

    Does anyone really read these stories? 70,000 people killed since 2007. 70,000 people killed in 6 years. Do you realize that's more people killed in Mexico than soldiers killed in Viet Nam in 10 years? The Mexican president says he plans to reduce the violence…the American president blames the NRA and Eric Holder gives guns to the Mexican drug gangs. Great job guys.

  4. Anonymous

    Michele BeachbodyCoach Brock I don't think he said they got the guns legally. He said they got them from the American government. Look up Operation "fast and Furious" and see how many guns Eric Holder's ATF sent to Mexico in an effort to prove how easy it is for American guns to get into criminal hands. It was done to gain support for American gun control laws. It was done to try to shut down American gun shows. It was done in an attempt to blame American gun owners for Mexico's drug and gun problem.