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Island officers responding to reports of shots fired locate two injured inside Isla Mujeres restaurant

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Two men that were shot inside an Isla Mujeres restaurant were transferred to hospital. The shooting happened inside an island restaurant Thursday night. Information about the shooting did not surface until late Friday.

Early information says two men were shot while inside a restaurant located on Hidalgo Street in the island’s busy center. Emergency services were sent to the location around 10:30 p.m. after 911 reports of gunfire.

One of the shooting victims from inside the restaurant was transferred to Cancun for medical treatment.

Police and ambulance arrived to find two shot men, one of whom was laying face down on the restaurant floor. That man was transferred to a Cancun hospital, while the second drove himself to an island hospital for treatment.

Shell casings were collected from an area outside the restaurant. Witness statements were vague, but some were able to provide a brief description of the shooter, who they said, fled on foot.