Last updated on July 16, 2019
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.