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Cancun Club Shooting: 5 People Dead and 5 Injured

Updated On 18 Feb, 2019 Published On

Four gunmen opened fire inside La Kuka club in Cancun, Mexico, leaving at least five people killed and another five injured on Saturday, February 16.

According to the Quintana Roo state prosecutors, the men opened fire inside the club, which is located on the main avenue in central Cancun, with a long gun and three handguns.

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The central Cancun is about 4 miles away from the seaside tourist hotel zone. Two of the five wounded victims in the shooting are in critical condition.

Cancun and Quintaroo have often been an uptick in violence. According to federal authorities, 774 people had been killed in the state in 2018 while 359 had been killed in 2017.

The violence may take place because the Jalisco New Generation cartel moved into the Caribbean resort city and fought other local gangs in order to gain control of the area.

Last month, three gunmen in Cancun shot seven people to death at a home. The deadly shooting occurred due to a dispute between street-level drug dealers.

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