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Playa del Carmen taxi driver killed outside bar

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A taxi driver was shot dead Thursday night outside Intimos bar in Playa del Carmen.

According to preliminary information, the shooting took place outside Intimos on Calle Primera Privada Sur, between 40 and 45. Emergency 911 recorded the call for help around 11:00 p.m.

When police arrived, they found a taxi driver from the Lázaro Cárdenas del Río union had been shot. Paramedics arrived to confirm the man no longer had vital signs.

Police have reported witnesses as saying the taxi driver was parked when a person shot at him five times at close range.

The taxi driver was reportedly hit several times and a dose of cocaine found on the passenger seat. The unit had no bullet impacts. Police continue to investigate.