Cancun, Q.R. — One man has died and another injured after shots were fired on a beach of the mainland of Isla Mujeres.
The mainland area of the municipality of Isla Mujeres registered its first murder of the year after a man was shot and killed on a beach in front of the Riu Dunamar Hotel.
According to reports, the man shot was a street vendor. The shooting occurred Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. after he was targeted by an unknown subject who reportedly shot at him several times. The shooting took place on the beach in front of the lifeguard tower of the Rui Dunamar hotel.
During the shooting, a hotel lifeguard was injured, receiving a gunshot wound. Both were taken to a nearby hospital. The street vendor later died from his injuries. The lifeguard was voluntarily released from hospital the same day.
The deceased has been identified as Manuel Guillermo N.
An investigation by Ministerial Police revealed that more than 10 casings were lifted by hotel security employees and moved more than 100 meters away, altering the crime scene. The move was reportedly to try cover the image of the hotel.
Unofficial sources said the attack could be related to the sale of drugs in the beach area.