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Young man shot by intruder on mainland Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — A young man was shot inside his home in the early hours of Thursday on the mainland of Isla Mujeres.

The shooting occurred in the area of Rancho Viejo Avenue in the municipality of Isla Mujeres. Preliminary reports say the mother was woken when she heard someone enter her home. She saw a man with a gun.

When her son entered the room, he was shot. Police were called and arrived to find a 23-year-old male with gunshot wounds to one leg. An ambulance arrived to transport him to the hospital.

The mother was able to identify the man who entered her home, naming him as El Güero. Police continue to search for the man, who reports say, fled in a taxi.