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Tulum businessman injured in Mexico City airport shooting

Mexico City, Q.R. — A Tulum businessman has been identified as the man injured in the Mexico City Airport shooting that occurred on Friday. Restaurant businessman Eduardo Beaven, owner of RosaNegra Tulum, a chain of Mexican restaurants belonging to Grupo RoasNegra, was photographed receiving medical attention after the shooting.

On Friday morning, his SUV was intercepted by a lone man on a motorcycle in the roundabout of Terminal 2 of the Mexico City International Airport (AICM). At least six shots hit the front passenger side of the SUVs windshield.

Shots were returned by private security detail from inside the SUV. The man on the motorcycle was hit several times. He lost control of his motorcycle, which was dragged by the front of the SUV for several meters before coming to a stop.

The alleged shooter was located on the roadway and taken to hospital where he later died.

Police from the Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) of Mexico City attended to the scene. “According to preliminary reports, while the crew in a black SUV circulated on said avenue, a subject on board a motorcycle approached and made the detonations. One of the passengers repelled the aggression and injured the possible perpetrator,” the SSC reported.

“The driver of the vehicle arrived at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM) where they requested support from the SSC who requested a medical unit because the two men had bullet wounds,” the agency added.

“Paramedics who went to the site diagnosed a 53-year-old man with a right leg injury, and the other, a 37-year-old man, with an impact to the hand for which both were taken to a hospital for medical attention,” they said.

“Meanwhile, the possible perpetrator, who underwent a preventive review in accordance with the police action protocol, was assured of a short firearm that he carried among his clothes. He was taken to a hospital where it was later reported that he lost his life due to the impacts he had on the thorax, forearm and calf,” they said.

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