Mexico: Gunmen on jet skis open fire at beach resort crowded with travelers

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    Mexican police have stepped up patrols in the country's coastal resorts due to recent gang violence

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    Mexican cops have actually stepped up patrols in the nation’s seaside resorts due to current gang violence (Picture: Reuters)

    Gunmen on jet skis opened fire near to a beach popular with travelers in Mexico as gang violence threatens to swallow up the location.

    People were required to run for cover when the shooting broke out in the Caribbean seaside resort of Cancun onTuesday

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    Two or 3 males brought up on jet skis and fired around 20 shots in overall however nobody was hurt, eye witnesses stated.

    It took place at a beach in the city’s hotel zone, near a 4 star resort popular with American travelers.

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    Rick Lebassa, who was checking out from Maine, United States, stated the shooters seemed shooting into the air with handguns.

    ‘There were two guys and maybe even a third, who came in on jet skis, and what I saw was them shooting up into the sky,’ he stated. ‘I did not see any shots coming in toward the shoreline.’

    Mr Lebassa stated it was the very first time he had actually seen an event of this kind in his 31 years of pertaining toCancun

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    Another beach-goer, Andy Guyrich, from Minnesota, explained needing to ‘hit the deck’ when he heard the shots being fired.

    Members of the Navy patrol a beach resort as part of the vacation security in the tourist zone in Cancun by the government of Quintana Roo, Mexico December 5, 2021. REUTERS/Paola Chiomante NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES REFILE - CORRECTING FORCE

    The shooter opened fire at a beach popular with travelers (Picture: Reuters)

    Members of the Navy patrol a beach resort as part of the vacation security in the tourist zone in Cancun by the government of Quintana Roo, Mexico December 5, 2021. REUTERS/Paola Chiomante NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES REFILE - CORRECTING FORCE

    There have actually been numerous shootings on the exact same stretch of shoreline in current weeks (Picture: Reuters)

    Kerry Arms, who was taking a trip with Mr Guyrich, included: ‘There was a delayed reaction for about maybe five seconds, then everybody started scrambling and screaming and crying, and running.’

    Lucio Hernandez Gutierrez, the chief of cops of the seaside state of Quintana Roo, stated the opponents obviously brought up to the beach on jet skis and opened fire. The jet skis have actually given that been discovered and taken.

    Mexican marines with bulletproof vests, helmets and attack rifles were seen patrolling Cancun’s tourist-crowded beaches following the shooting.

    It was the current in a string of violent occurrences on the resort-studded coast.

    Map showing the location of an armed attack near Oasis Palm Hotel in Cancun Mexico 10286275 Tourists scramble for cover after armed gang arrives at Cancun beach on jet skis and open fire

    Several resorts lie near to the website where the shooting happened

    Several cartels are defending the location’s profitable drug trade, consisting of the Jalisco cartel and the a gang allied with the Gulf cartel.

    On November 5, drug gang shooters stormed a beach at Puerto Morelos, a resort simply south of Cancun, and opened fire in front of high-end hotels, performing 2 drug dealerships from a competing gang.

    The Puerto Morelos shooting came 2 weeks after a California travel blog writer and a German traveler were eliminated in a comparable shootout in the beach town of Tulum in October.

    Anjali Ryot and Jennifer Henzold were obviously struck by crossfire throughout the October 20 drug dealerships’ shootout in the town south of Puerto Morelos.

    Three other foreign travelers were injured in the shooting at a street-side café with outside tables, straight off Tulum’s primary strip. They consisted of 2 German males and a Dutch lady.

    The Tulum gunfight likewise obviously broke out in between 2 groups that run street-level drug sales in the location, according to district attorneys.

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