An armed group with long weapons cause a shootout among alleged drug dealers on the beach in front of a hotel located on the beach of Puerto Morelos, near Cancun, Quintana Roo. The state prosecutor's office reports that there was a confrontation between members of antagonistic groups of drug dealers on a beach in Bahia Petempich. "Two of them lost their lives at the scene. There are no serious injuries," says the official report.

The state police reported that an irregular activity was reported to 911 in the vicinity of a hotel, located in the municipality of Puerto Morelos. According to this version, armed subjects entered the beach area of Hotel Ziva, in Puerto Morelos, to kill two people, who "are presumed to be drug dealers". The police clarified that no tourists were "seriously injured or kidnapped". The incident was reported around 3:30 in the afternoon and triggered a strong police mobilization.

Meanwhile, the U.S. embassy in Mexico indicated that consulate officials are investigating reports on social networks about gunshots at the aforementioned hotel. Via Twitter, users said staff told guests to hide in the Hyatt Ziva Cancun hotel due to an active shooter. Mike Sington, who identifies himself as an NBC Universal executive, detailed via Twitter that hotel guests and staff are in hiding. He noted that there is an active shooter. In videos uploaded to social networks, tourists and workers can be seen inside a bodega-like room.

"All guests and employees were told to duck, and we are all taken to hideouts at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. terrorist or kidnapping threat? They won't tell us anything," shared Twitter user Mike Sington.

Subsequently, the tourists were taken to the hotel lobby.

"All guests and employees brought out of hiding now and taken to the lobby. Active shooter at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. Still no updates from the hotel. People are hugging and crying."
"Guests tell me they were playing volleyball on the beach, the gunman came up firing. Everyone ran from the beach and pools. The staff pushed us into rooms hidden behind the kitchens," Mike added.

Following the 911 report, the Quintana Roo Police are already verifying what happened. So far authorities have not confirmed whether it was a kidnapping or a murder at the Hyatt hotel, however, security protocols have been activated in case of a threat. Following the report, local media reported that paramedics, FGE and Forensic Services agents, Quintana Roo SSP patrols, and Army soldiers were at the scene.

This is a developing story.