In hotel zone, Cancun murder wave claims two more victims

CANCUN, Q. Roo — Cancun’s murder wave continued to accumulate more victims Tuesday June 14, when two people were shot to death in broad daylight at a gas station near the entrance of the Hotel Zone on Avenida Bonampak. Two women, including one minor, were injured and were taken to a hospital.

According to a preliminary report, the attack occurred around 3:30 p.m. when unidentified gunmen fired from a SEAT auto into a white BMW, with state of Morelos plates, which was being refueled at the gas station.

The victims were identified as Amado C. and Javier S. M.

A woman, identified as Johana S., 26 years old, sustained injuries to her nose, chest and mouth, while a minor, identified with the initials M. R. S, 14, had a wound on her arm. The two women are from Cuernavaca, Morelos.

One victim's body lay next to the vehicle, while an injured woman waited for assistance. (PHOTO:
One victim’s body lay next to the vehicle, while an injured woman waited for assistance. (PHOTO:

At the wheel of the BMW was the body of one victim, Amado C., while the other murdered man, Javier S. M., was lying on the pavement, on the right side of the car. It was not immediately known if the injured women were also riding in the BMW.

Around the BMW were found several 9 mm caliber shell casings.

Unofficially, it was learned that the attackers were riding in a green SEAT car with Mexico State plates. According to witnesses, one of the gunmen wore a red shirt and jeans, while another wore a black shirt.

After the incident, the whole area was cordoned off and road traffic was closed from the so-called zero kilometer to Avenida Uxmal.

Police were searching for the suspects but no arrests had been reported by Wednesday morning.