Six were killed in a bar shooting that took place on the outskirts of Cancun Thursday. Five people were wounded in the attack after two gunman barged into a popular vacation hot spot and opened fire, Reuters reports March 14.
Drug-related violence has spread in Mexico, but has managed to keep its distance from vacationing areas, such as Cancun. Escalating violence is making its way to Acapulco and creeping into other areas among the Caribbean coast.
News that six were killed in a bar shooting comes at a peak spring break period when American students are on a tropical getaway. Numerous visitors stay at Zona Hotelera, a resort on the east side of the city and several miles away from where the shooting happened, Telegraph reports March 15.
No motive for the shooting in Cancun is known, but the gunmen shot at drinkers who were members of a taxi union. It's unclear if there's a connection at this point, but authorities are investigating.
Armed soldiers are standing guard at the hospital where the injured victims are being treated in fear that another attack could emerge.