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Two men carrying rifles stormed into a bar in the tourist resort area of Playa Del Carmen, not far from Cancun, and began firing indiscriminately. The attack killed seven.
The shooting took place Sunday night at the Las Virginias Bar in Playa Del Carmen when two gunmen began firing indiscriminately and killed six victims at the scene. A seventh died shortly after at a local hospital. Playa Del Carmen, a popular beach resort near Cozumel, is approximately 40 miles from the popular international tourist magnet of Cancun.
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One of the theories being looked at by law enforcement suggests the attack was an attempted pressure play on local business owners to change the recipients of their protection money. Despite being known as a “safe” region, Cancun and its surrounding areas are suffering a spike in cartel violence as rival criminal organizations fight for control of the lucrative local drug market, sex trade, and trafficking routes provided by the nearby international shipping ports.
In January 2017, Breitbart News reported on a similar attack...
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