Two gunmen 'opened fire', killing one person and injuring 11 at a Playa del Carmen restaurant

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Two gunmen opened fire at diners at a restaurant in the Mexican resort town of Playa del Carmen on Monday night, killing one person and injuring 11 others.

The Attorney General's office in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo said the horrifying attack at the Cerveceria Chapultepec was directly connected to a criminal organization that was seeking a 'piso' fee, which in English means extortion payments, from a business owner.

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A cellphone video showed the carnage left by the unknown gunmen, who reportedly got off their motorcycles and unleashed a hail of bullets at 9.45pm local time at the eatery in the Caribbean coastal town.

Cerveceria Chapultepec is located just blocks away from five major resorts while other top rated all-inclusive hotels are nestled to the south off the shores of the Caribbean Sea.

Playa - Carmen - Mexico - Destinations - Tourists

Playa del Carmen is one of Mexico's top destinations for international tourists despite being one of the country's most dangerous towns.

According to Mexican outlet La Jornada, as of Monday night, Playa del Carmen had reported 86 assassinations in 2019.

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Government statistics for the first quarter of 2019 were released in late April and revealed that homicides in the municipality of Solidaridad, where Playa del Carmen is located, increased six times in contrast with the same period last year.

Homicides - City - January - March - Months

There were 55 homicides in the city from January to March, compared with nine in the first three months of 2018.

In April, the United States Department of State issued a travel advisory...
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