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Cancun shooting against civilian ends in shootout with police, arrest made

Cancun, Q.R. — A shooting that began against a civilian in residential Cancun ended with gunfire aimed at city police.

On Saturday evening, police arrived at the scene of a civilian shooting in a residential area of suburban Cancun. While entering the area, municipal police themselves were attacked by gunfire.

The incident occurred around 6:20 p.m. on Págalo Avenue in a suburb of Cancun when one of two men walking through the neighborhood, a 35-year-old Canadian, was shot twice.

According to preliminary information, municipal police were making their way toward the crime scene when they encountered a spray of bullets after intercepting a red car trying to flee the area.

Upon returning fire, police were able to cause the fleeing Ibiza to crash into a roundabout, resulting in those inside running to escape, however, as more police arrived they gave chase and caught one of the men running from the car.

He was arrested and taken to the Public Ministry for processing. While not officially confirmed, the red car involved in this incident was previously reported stolen and is thought to be related to other recent shootings in the city.

The Canadian man who received the two bullet wounds was taken to Cancun hospital. Authorities are investigating.