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One man dies after two shot in Akumal gang retaliation

Akumal, Q.R. — Two people in the seaside resort town of Akumal were shot Thursday afternoon, one of which has since died.

The shooting was reported at around 1:58 p.m. Thursday in the colony Las Tortugas in Akumal. According to preliminary reports, residents reported hearing gunfire during the afternoon hours. Police arrived moments before a Red Cross ambulance to take the wounded to hospital.

Neighbors told police they heard six shots fired by a single man.

Two men were transported to a Playa del Carmen hospital where one died shortly after being admitted. The deceased was reportedly shot in the chest and head, while the second man received a bullet wound to his left leg.

Tulum police suspect that the act was a settlement of accounts between organized crime members.