PLAYA DEL CARMEN — A shooting attack at an electronic music festival resulted in the deaths of at least five people and left 15 injured Monday Jan. 16 at a nightclub in Playa del Carmen, authorities said.
The Associated Press reported the shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m. Monday outside the Blue Parrot nightclub, which was hosting an event that was part of the BPM electronic music festival.
The Quintana Roo state government, where Playa del Carmen is located, said four men were shot to death and one woman died in a fall during the confusion that ensued. It said in a statement that 15 people were wounded, and one of them was in very serious condition.
The state government said four people had been detained, but it was unclear if they included the shooter.
Rodolfo Del Angel, director of police in the state of Quintana Roo, told the Milenio TV station that the shooting was the result of “a disagreement between people inside” the nightclub and said security guards had come under fire when they tried to contain the dispute.
The BPM Festival posted a statement saying four people had been killed and 12 injured in an attack that involved “a lone shooter.”
BPM wrote that “the violence began on 12th street in front of the club and three members of the BPM security team were among those whose lives were lost while trying to protect patrons inside the venue.”
The Blue Parrot is one of the venues at the 10-day festival in Playa del Carmen, a tourist destination just south of the resort of Cancun that has largely been spared the violence that has hit other parts of Mexico.
Neither U.S. nor Canadian officials could immediately confirm if any of their citizens were among the victims in the shooting.
more recommended stories
Yucatan State Attorney General’s Office will identify criminals using FBI system
MÉRIDA, YUCATAN (July 13, 2020).- As.
Mexican Officials Look to Extend Partial Closure of US-Mexico Border Until August
The foreign secretary of Mexico said.
UNAM specialists believe Trump has a strategic advantage over Joe Biden
The race for the U.S. presidency is going.
Trump says private border wall segment was only done to ‘make him look bad’
HOUSTON, TEXAS (AP) — On Sunday,.
Mayor of Bokobá, Yucatan tests positive for COVID-19
Bokobá, Yucatán (July 12, 2020). –.
Mérida makes the Travel + Leisure top 25 best cities in the world to travel
Mérida appears in the 24th place.
Yucatan hospital sector is on the verge of collapse. – Special Report.
In an unprecedented event in Yucatan.
COVID-19 rebound in tourist destinations of Quintana Roo
The states of Yucatan and Quintana.
Bird traffickers arrested in Mérida
MÉRIDA, YUCATAN.- Three bird traffickers were.
The US added almost 60,000 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.
The United States currently totals 3,301,820.