The triple shooting was confirmed by Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez, the region’s police chief, in a statement on Twitter. Hernández Gutiérrez said one of the victims died at a hospital.
The incident began as an argument among guests at the Hotel Xcaret Mexico, the police chief said. What started the verbal altercation was not immediately clear.
Authorities released photos of the suspected gunman. The images show a man in a light-blue track suit. In one photo he is apparently pointing a handgun, and in another he is wearing a black face mask and seems to be holding a mobile device. In a third image, he is sitting on a lounge chair.
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A manhunt was underway for the suspect, Hernández Gutiérrez said.
Playa del Carmen is located about 70 miles south of Cancun.
DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this report as they become available.
Este es el huésped que disparó ocasionando las lesiones que posteriormente provocaran la muerte a uno de ellos, las autoridades del grupo de coordinacion despliegan fuerte operativo para su captura, cualquier información para pronta detención estaremos profundamente agradecidos. pic.twitter.com/PRDC0hhBBe
— Lucio Hernández Gutiérrez (@Lucio_HG) January 21, 2022
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