Shooting in Cancun: details of the attack in Playa Tortugas that left at least one dead

13/04/2021

On the eve of the Easter vacations, a shooting occurred this Monday in a hotel zone of Cancun, in Tortugas beach, which left a man dead and a woman injured. According to local media reports, the perpetrators arrived at the place aboard a car with distinctive signs of the Andrés Quintana Roo Taxi Drivers Union and headed towards a palapa where food is dispensed. It was there when one of them shot two people who were in the place.

It was at approximately 3:30 p.m. when a call for help was received through the 911 emergency number. The man died at the scene, while the woman was rushed to the Jesús Kumate Rodríguez General Hospital to be treated for her serious condition due to the gunshot wound to the head. Through the use of security cameras in the area, elements of the Secretary of Public Security of the municipality of Benito Juarez, the state, and the Secretary of the Mexican Navy were able to locate the alleged perpetrators of the homicide.

According to the report, the authorities detained Miguel "N", who was found with a firearm loaded with useful cartridges among his belongings. In addition, Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez, in charge of the Quintana Roo Public Security office, informed that two more subjects were captured, allegedly related to the criminal event.

"The facts in which a male person, whose identity is still unknown, lost his life. We are proceeding to place them at the disposal of the State Attorney General's Office in order to initiate the corresponding investigation and proceed accordingly," said the official.

The Caribbean pearl has been in the headlines of local and international media after the murder of a woman in Tulum. of a woman in Tulum. After being subdued by elements of the municipal police, the victim suffered a fracture in the upper part of the spinal column produced by the rupture of the first and second vertebrae, which caused her death.

In response to the legal action to find those responsible for the homicide, the Attorney General's Office of the State of Quintana Roo informed that the four municipal police officers, one woman, and three men, linked to the femicide were transferred to the corresponding Detention Centers. According to local media reports, the officers in patrol car 9273 approached the woman, who was walking on La Selva Avenue, arguing that she was allegedly in a state of inebriation.

In videos posted on social networks, it can be seen when at least four officers, three men, and a woman, threw her to the ground and applied excessive force on the victim. A few minutes later, she began to scream and say that it was difficult for her to breathe because of the weight she was carrying. When he perceived that she was no longer moving, the police officer who had subdued the woman with his knee realized that she no longer had vital signs.

Afterwards, they transferred her aboard another van with cage number 9267 to the nearest health center for medical evaluation. However, when they realized that they would not be attended, they decided to go to the Civil Protection (PC), where they confirmed that she had already died. Likewise, the FGE announced the arrest of Roger "C" for his probable participation in the femicide of a victim whose identity is unknown, which occurred last Saturday in Holbox, municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas.

"The first investigations establish that between the victim and the aggressor there was an affective relationship and due to a confrontation, the accused caused the loss of life in a violent manner, being at the disposal of the social representation to resolve his legal status and be presented to a judge of control", detailed the state Prosecutor's Office.

By Mexicanist