Two Canadians died of gunshot wounds after an argument turned violent at a resort near Cancún, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, informed the local authorities this Friday (21).
Both guests of a luxury resort in Mayan Riviera, in Quintana Roo state, had a criminal record, Mexican-Canadian officials said, citing police information.
Mexican police are looking for another person believed to have fired the shots and who had a “long” criminal record in Canada, said the attorney general’s office in Quintana Roo, home to several beach resorts.
Quintana Roo’s head of public safety, Lucio Hernandez, said on Twitter that a gun was fired amid “an argument between hotel guests” at Hotel Xcaret.
Three people were injured and taken to hospital, Hernandez said. He posted photos of the alleged shooter, showing a man in a gray tracksuit and black face mask wielding a gun in front of a green landscape.
Xcaret said the incident appeared to be “targeted and isolated” and that the hotel was helping those affected. “We deeply regret the events that took place at Hotel Xcaret this afternoon,” he said in a statement.
The Canadian government said it was contacting Mexican authorities and could not provide further details due to privacy concerns.
Reference: CNN Brasil