Shootout in Mexican tourist hotspot of Tulum leaves two foreign women dead

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A shootout betwixt suspected pack members has near 2 overseas women dormant and 3 injured astatine a edifice successful Mexico’s Caribbean formation edifice of Tulum.

The women killed were from Germany and India portion the injured were from Germany and the Netherlands, the territory attorney’s bureau successful Quintana Roo authorities said.

Famed for its past Mayan ruins and turquoise waters, Tulum is 1 of the country’s apical tourer destinations, but it has been shaken by turf wars betwixt rival gangs.

Initial investigations indicated the shooting connected Wednesday evening was “an equipped clash betwixt transgression groups dedicated to the merchantability of drugs,” the territory attorney’s bureau said successful a statement.

One of the victims was killed astatine the country and different died successful hospital, it added.

Tulum’s mayor, Marciano Dzul, told Milenio tv that the victims had nary known links to the criminals and appeared to person been caught successful the crossfire.

One of the alleged gunmen had been arrested, helium added.

Dzul acknowledged that Tulum was facing a question of unit linked to rival gangs progressive successful cause dealing and extortion.

Mexico is plagued by cartel-related bloodshed that has seen much than 300,000 radical murdered since the authorities deployed the subject successful the “war connected drugs” successful 2006.