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Alleged gang member shot inside Playa del Carmen car wash

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A man who was shot while inside a central Playa del Carmen car wash Saturday was rushed to hospital in stable condition.

Early reports say that armed men arrived at the car wash in a black van where they opened fired against a male person. The shooting occurred at a car wash on Calle 18 Norte and Avenida 45 behind a Burger King in the Gonzalo Guerrero neighborhood.

Reports say that the man who was shot was a member of a criminal organization called Chacón Mantilla.

Paramedics arrived at the car wash to find the recently shot man with vital signs. He was rushed to hospital. His assailants fled, however, due to the distinctness of the van, police immediately launched a search for the vehicle.

There were no reports of any arrests or updates on the health status of the victim.