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One dead, one injured in Playa del Carmen shooting

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — One man has died and another injured after their vehicle was shot at shortly after leaving a Playa del Carmen restaurant.

The attack occurred outside a pizza restaurant on Constituyentes Avenue with the Arco Vial. The two men reportedly got into their car and drove only a few meters before being shot at.

Photo: La Fiscalía General del Estado

The driver of the vehicle was pronounced at the scene while his passenger was shot and rushed to hospital. Police have not given any possible motive for the attack.

Local reports say that one of the men shot was a local business owner and that extortion may have been the reason for the shooting.