At least one person has died and six more have been injured in a shooting that occurred Friday night in Cancun.
The shooting began at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Kabah Avenue, in the nightlife heart of the tourist resort.
According to local press reports, there were simultaneous attacks on two bars located on the same avenue.
This Saturday different videos of the attacks have circulated on social networks.
One of the most harrowing recordings shows how a bar employee is attacked in cold blood by an armed commando.
In the images, it can be seen how the bar worker tries to protect himself behind a small piece of furniture when he hears the detonations, however, when one of the armed men sees him, he accurately shoots him in the neck, while the rest of the commando continue to release shots wholesale in the place.
The victim of the shooting was found in the Las Micheladas de la Kabah bar, while the wounded were found in another nearby place, called Déjà vu.
The survivors have explained to the authorities that at least 20 detonations were heard and that the perpetrators of the shooting fled the area.
The Quintana Roo Prosecutor's Office has reported that so far one person related to the event has been arrested.
Videos on social networks have recorded the moment in which the shooting occurs and the neighbors run to take cover.
The sound of the bullets is repeated until the group that caused the event flees.
Local media indicate that in the last week, at least two more bars have been attacked with bullets in Cancun during the night, leaving at least two injured.
One person was arrested for his probable participation in
the events that occurred in av kabah del Mpio.
of #BJ where six people were injured and one more lost his life from gunshots.
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– Attorney General QR (@FGEQuintanaRoo) May 7, 2022
Violence in the state of Quintana Roo has intensified in the last year.
Attacks on tourists and nightclubs have put a spotlight on security in Mexico's tourist gem.
The situation has even drawn the attention of foreign security agencies, such as the FBI.
The state government has recognized that some extortion figures for tourist businesses have increased, but they defend the reduction of violence in the Riviera Maya region, where Cancun is located.
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