Press "Enter" to skip to content

Cancun assailant shoots man, dies while fleeing scene

Cancun, Q.R. — A man who was fleeing the scene after shooting someone died when he was hit by an ambulance.

The unusual accident occurred along Avenue Bonampak in central Cancun just before 1:00 p.m. Preliminary reports say that a man was shot by an alleged hit man after leaving a bank with a large sum of cash.

Once shot, the man then pulled out a gun of his own and returned fire, shooting his assailant.

The wounded assailant then fled, running along Avenue Bonampak when he was hit and dragged by an ambulance. He died at the scene.

The injured man, who has been identified as Higinio Sánchez Baltazar, a former director of the Cancun prison and former commander of the Municipal Police, remains in hospital.