Playa del Carmen is left in a bloodbath after seven men were shot dead inside a bar

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A bar in Mexico's Caribbean coast resort city of Playa del Carmen was left in a bloodbath after seven men were killed during a shooting on Sunday.

Law enforcement authorities said two gunmen allegedly entered Las Virginias bar in a low-income neighborhood away from the beachside tourist zone and opened fired.

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The suspects escaped after shooting six men dead inside the bar. Another victim was transferred to Playa del Carmen General Hospital, where he was declared dead.

The Quintana Roo General Attorney's office said no tourists were reported among the dead, according to Mexican news outlet Sin Embargo.

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A male shooting who was wounded during the attack told police he was drinking beers with friends when the gunshots broke out.

According to El Sol de Mexico, witnesses said the attackers unleashed gun fire at the same time before they each took turns shooting at their defenseless targets.

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The suspects boarded a getaway vehicle outside the business and escaped. They have not yet been identified.

Playa del Carmen is located on the coast facing the island of Cozumel, Mexico's leading cruise ship destination.

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Once a quiet fishing and ferry town, the tourist attraction has grown exponentially in the last two decades, with lower-income neighborhoods springing up on the inland side of the coastal highway.

The resort is midway between Cancun, to the north, and Tulum, to the south, in the coastal state of Quintana Roo, which has seen homicides more than double in the last year, with 688 killings in the first 11 months of 2018, compared to 322 in the same period of...
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