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Playa del Carmen gas attendant killed resisting robbery

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A pump dispatcher at a gas station in Playa del Carmen was shot and killed after a robbery that involved two people aboard a taxi.

The shooting happened around 10:45 p.m. Saturday at a Pemex gas station along 115 Avenue near Mission del Carmen. According to witnesses, two subjects got out of a taxi and assaulted the gas attendant in an attempted robbery, however, when he began to fight back, he was shot.

Police and paramedics arrived at the Pemex station, however, the young attendant had already died.

Approximately two hours later, the taxi used in the shooting was located. Reports say police found the taxi by its unit number around 12:30 that night on a city side street just off 115 Avenue. The driver of the taxi was reportedly found alive stuffed inside the trunk of his unit.

Those responsible for the shooting were not located.

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