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Cancun attack: Five people were killed when gunmen opened the fire at a bar in Mexico at a tourist hotspot



Five people were killed and five others wounded after armed men burst into a bar in the Caribbean resort town of Cancun and opened the fire, the Mexican authorities said.

Quintana Roo public prosecutors said in a statement that the attack had taken place in a bar called La Kuka, located on a main street in the center of Cancun, about 6 km from the tourist hotel zone by the sea.

The prosecutors said four men had brought a long gun and three handguns and started firing. Two of the injured were in critical condition.


The violence has increased overall in Cancun and Quintana Roo, with reports that the Jalisco New Generation cartel has moved into the area and fought local gangs for control ,

The cartel has been named by the American authorities as one of the most powerful in Mexico and is known for brutal acts of violence.

Letzten Monat berichteten die Bundesbehörden, dass 774 Menschen getötet worden seien Der Staat hatte letztes Jahr mehr als das Doppelte der 359 im Jahr 2017 verzeichneten 359 Tötungen.

Ebenfalls im Januar erschossen bewaffnete Männer in einem Haus in Cancun sieben Menschen, ein Zwischenfall, den die Behörden einem Streit zwischen Drogendealern auf Straßenebene zugeschrieben hatten.

19659325] Staatspolizei sagte zu der Zeit, dass ein mutmaßlicher Bandenführer, der mit der Jalisco-Bande in Verbindung stand, hinter dem Angriff stand.

Associated Press


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