Shootings in Mexico

This item appears on page 5 of the January 2022 issue.

A gunfight erupted on a beach at a resort in Cancun, Mexico, on Nov. 4, with two suspected gang members killed. Police blamed the violence on rival drug gangs. The fight was visible from the resort, where staff quickly ushered guests inside to seek cover. No guests were injured by gunfire, but one guest was treated for a head wound received while taking cover.

According to some reports, members of both groups had been spotted around the hotel carrying rifles hours before the shooting took place.

On Oct. 22, two tourists were killed and three were wounded when they were caught in the crossfire of two warring gangs on a main street in Tulum, Mexico.