Published On: Tue, Jan 24th, 2017

Death toll in Playa del Carmen shooting rises to six

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On Monday Jan. 23, officials reported the death of the sixth victim of the shooting incident at the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen a week ago.

Giovanni Arturo Amparan had been receiving treatment in the general hospital “Jesus Kumate Rodríguez” in Cancun for the past week.

In a statement, the Attorney General’s Office (FGE) confirmed the death of one of the most seriously injured of the shooting victims, bringing the number of deaths to six.

The sixth victim of this incident entered the hospital on Monday Jan. 16, hours after being seriously injured by a bullet in the eye.

It was indicated that Giovanni Arturo Amparan Saragossa, 30-year-old businessman from the State of México, died at 12:22 p.m. on Monday.

Blood spatters a wall outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen. (PHOTO:

Blood spatters a wall outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen. (PHOTO:

According to the report of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the General Hospital interviewed Amparan’s wife, a lawyer and also a native of the State of Mexico.

In her statement, the woman said that they arrived at the club around 2:00 a.m. Monday, where barely 20 minutes before had begun the closing party of the BPM Festival, when they heard gunshots.

She indicated that at that moment she saw her husband lying on the floor, and she realized that he had been shot in the head.

She said that an ambulance later arrived and transferred her husband to the CostaMed hospital, where they had no neurologist, so they moved her husband to the general hospital in Cancun, where he was hospitalized for a week until Monday afternoon, when she was informed that her husband had died.

The Office of the Prosecutor informed that, at the end of the corresponding proceedings, the body was lifted and transferred to the Forensic Medical Service (Semefo) for an autopsy.


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