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Cancun man shot while driving dies in hospital that will not release body until bill paid

Last updated on July 13, 2021

Cancun, Q.R. — A man, who was shot while driving his car, died in Cancun hospital Tuesday. The shooting took place along Las Torres Avenue Tuesday afternoon with several shots entering the windshield of the state-plated blue Cavalier.

The driver, identified as 24-year-old José Adrián N from Tabasco, was hit in the throat. He managed to drive to the Galenia Hospital where he died a short time later.

Other motorists called in the 4:00 p.m. shooting to emergency services who sent responders to the scene, however, when police arrived, they were informed the man had fled the scene and gone to hospital.

Police located the car parked in front of a hospital

Police moved to the Galenia where they located the bullet-riddled car in front of the hospital. Once inside, they were informed of that the man had died.

Forensic medical personnel were called to remove the body for investigation purposes, however, the hospital denied their request, demanding the payment of 150,000 peso for the medical emergency services that were provided to the now-deceased.

Personnel from Forensic Services were denied the body until the hospital bill is paid

Officers began their investigation into the homicide without an expert report on the body. Witnesses said that occupants from a white vehicle fired repeatedly at the blue car before fleeing the area. From the initial scene of the shooting, police collected eight 9 millimeter shells.

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