1 Dead, 11 Injured after Attack at Mexican Resort

Cheryl Kahla
May 15, 2019
12:47 A.M.

Two gunmen armed with pistols opened fire on a group of people at a bar in Mexico's tourist zone of Playa del Carmen late Monday afternoon.


One person was killed and 11 wounded in the attack. The State of Quintana Roo's Tourism Promotion Council told Associated Press on Tuesday that no tourists were injured.

The Tourism Promotion Council confirmed that the incident took place at the La Barracuda Bar, and that victims were taken to the hospital:

According to their statement, the attack allegedly stemmed from a dispute between criminal factions in the Playa Del Carmen area.


According to the state's leaders, authorities are taking steps to keep all tourist destinations safe through the installation of surveillance cameras.

In addition, the police force is being modernized to combat the rise of street-level drug dealing in the surrounding areas.

A wave of violent crime has been sweeping through Mexico in recent years, often linked to drug trafficking. As reported by AFP:

"Since the government deployed the military to fight the country's powerful drug cartels in 2006, more than 250,000 people have been murdered, including a record 33,518 last year."

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