Cancun – newest: Two dead in rival drug gang beach scrimmage while resort guests take refuge in lobby

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Guests at a Cancun resort were ordered to take shelter at a location after reports of armed men on the beach, according to people living in the oceanfront hotel.

The event took place at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera resort in Cancun, Mexico, on Thursday afternoon with guests posting a video of the event to Twitter.

“All the guests and employees have been ordered to fail, and we are all being led to hiding places at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. An active shooter? Terrorist or kidnapping threat? They’re not telling us anything,” tweeted former NBC executive Mike Sington.

“Active shooter at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. All guests are limited to lobbing now. Hotel staff have compressed into a corner. No announcement or update from hotel, Hyatt or police yet. Several guests have now said they saw a gunman ascend from the beach, actively firing. “

Mr Sington then posted a video with hotel staff telling the crowd that they were “all safe at this time”, and another saying that “the suspect had been caught.”

Jim Wildermuth, a hotel guest and U.S. citizen from Atlanta, told ABC News that he heard gunshots fired at the scene and described the noise as “cracks.”

He said he was told to take shelter on the spot because there was an active shooter on the property.

The U.S. embassy in Mexico said the U.S. consulate and authorities were aware of the reports but could not verify whether they were accurate.

“We are aware of the situation and our office there is working with local police,” the embassy official said.

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Hotel staff tell guests the shooter was “caught”

In a video posted to Twitter, resort employees tell guests they were “all safe at this time,” and one says “the suspect has been caught.”

Graeme MassieNovember 4, 2021 10:16 p.m.

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Mexican security officials confirm drug gang shooting

The Secretary of State for Public Safety of Quintana Roo added that “the presence of armed individuals in the beach area of ​​the Hotel Ziva in Puerto Morelos was reported to 911, which took the lives of two men who are alleged to be drug dealers.”

Graeme Massie4 November 2021 22:11

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Mexican officials say two dead in a shootout between rival drug gangs

The Quintana Roo Prosecutor’s Office says the shooting took place between “antagonistic groups of drug dealers” on the beach in Bahía Petempich, in the municipality of Puerto Morelos, according to CNN.

“Two of them lost their lives at the scene. There are no serious injuries,” the prosecutor’s office added.

Graeme MassieNovember 4, 2021 10:07 PM

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A former NBC executive posts a video of a hotel

“All the guests and employees have been ordered to fail, and we are all being led to hiding places at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. An active shooter? Terrorist or kidnapping threat? They’re not telling us anything,” tweeted former NBC executive Mike Sington.

“Active shooter at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. All guests are limited to lobbing now. Hotel staff have compressed into a corner. No announcement or update from hotel, Hyatt or police yet. Several guests have now said they saw a gunman ascend from the beach, actively firing. “

Graeme MassieNovember 4, 2021 10:04 PM

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Guests from the Cancun resort said to shelter between reports of armed men on the beach

A guest at a Cancun resort was ordered to take shelter inside the building after reports of armed men on the beach, according to people living in the oceanfront hotel.

The event took place at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera resort in Cancun, Mexico, on Thursday afternoon with guests posting a video of the event to Twitter.

“All the guests and employees have been ordered to fail, and we are all being led to hiding places at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. An active shooter? Terrorist or kidnapping threat? They’re not telling us anything,” tweeted former NBC executive Mike Sington.

Graeme MassieNovember 4, 2021 10:02 PM

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