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Two arrests made in Bacalar baseball game shooting that killed one and wounded four others

Bacalar, Q.R. — Two people have been arrested in a shooting that killed one and left four others injured. On Monday afternoon, the Quintana Roo Police announced the two arrests in relation to the Sunday shooting in the municipality of Bacalar.

Romualdo “N” and Marco Antonio “N” were taken into custody shortly after the shooting that took place in the town of San Román Sunday. Police began a search operation for those responsible in response to a shooting during a baseball game.

Members of the National Guard, National Defense, the Navy and the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE), were involved in the search and subsequent arrests of the two men.

According to preliminary information, a man, identified only as a marine, was shot and killed during an argument Sunday at the San Román baseball field during a game. The unnamed marine was part of the Sunday spectators in the bleachers.

Police began a search after a man opened fire against a bleacher filled with baseball spectators.

Witnesses told police that a group of four, who had been drinking while watching the baseball game between the San Román Cubs and the Lázaro Cárdenas Indios, suddenly began to fight.

According to witnesses, one of the men from the group pulled out a gun and fired shots toward the crowd on the bleachers before running to a red truck which he used to escape. One person was killed and four were left injured from the random shots.

Paramedics arrived and treated a 10-year-old boy with a hip injury, a 20-year-old man with bullet wounds in his right leg, a 39-year-old man with an ankle injury and a 58-year-old man who was shot in the leg and arm. Killed was the 40-year-old marine.

Police were able to use witness information to locate the red vehicle and at least two of the men believed involved. The car was found in the nearby town of San Pedro where the two men were arrested. Late Sunday, the FGE reported keeping only one man, Romualdo “N”, for charges related to the shooting.