In an incident that cut through the typical tropics of a Mexican afternoon, at least four people were injured in a gunfire attack in a bustling street market in Cancun, Quintana Roo. Yes, you read it right. In Cancun - known more for its sparkling beaches and luxury resorts, rather than its crime scenes. The tragic event unfurled at around 5:30 PM on Monday in Supermanzana 233, a location situated a significant 16-kilometer stretch away from the glitzy hotel zone.
The market in question is situated on Niños Heroes Avenue, an artery in the city that teems with life, food, and commerce. Typically, it's the kind of place where locals mingle over the purchase of traditional goods and delicacies. But on this unfortunate afternoon, an activity as commonplace as shopping turned into a nightmare.