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Young girl in Tulum shooting transferred to Cancun for treatment after Playa del Carmen hospital turned her away for lack of qualified staff

Tulum, Q.R. — A 14-year-old girl who was shot twice during a drive by shooting in Tulum has been transferred to a Cancun hospital. The young girl was rushed to a Playa del Carmen hospital by ambulance after receiving two bullet wounds. Upon her arrival, the ambulance was turned away due to lack of specialists.

In a brief statement, Policías Cancún said “paramedics from the Costa Med company transferred a 14-year-old girl to the General Hospital of Cancun who was shot while in the Dos de Octubre residential zone located in the municipality of Tulum. The minor has two firearm impacts, one in the chest and one in the arm.”

She was taken to the General Hospital of Playa del Carmen, but they denied her care because there were no specialists, so she was transferred to the General Hospital of Cancun where she was operated on.

Witnesses to the Tulum shooting said two men on a motorcycle were responsible. Those involved in the shooting were not arrested. It is not clear if the girl was the target or collateral damage.

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