Canadian tourist killed, 2 wounded in Mexico resort shooting
A Canadian tourist was killed on Friday and two more wounded in a shooting at a hotel along Mexicos Caribbean coast, state authorities said.Quintana Roo state security chief Lucio Hernndez said via Twitter that authorities were searching for a Hotel Xcaret guest in the shooting.
The Xcaret resort is south of Playa del Carmen.
Hernández said all three victims were taken to a hospital where one later died.
It is just the latest brazen act of violence along Mexico's famed Mayan Riviera, the crown jewel of its tourism industry.
In November, a shootout on the beach of Puerto Morelos left two suspected drug dealers dead. Authorities said there were some 15 gunmen from a gang that apparently disputed control of drug sales there.
In late October, farther south in the laidback destination of Tulum, two tourists — one a California travel blogger born in India and the other German — were caught in the apparent crossfire of rival drug dealers and killed.
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