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Cancun police investigate shooting of American teen on Puerto Morelos beach

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — Cancun police are investigating the shooting of an American teen on a Puerto Morelos beach. The shooting happened late Monday night when the teen was on a beach outside his hotel.

According to the teen’s testimony to police, he was walking the beach around 11:46 p.m. Monday when he was approached by armed individuals who shot him in the leg. The reason for the shooting is unknown.

The 17 year old identified as Samuel “N” from Wisconsin, was treated before being transferred to Cancun hospital for a non-life threatening injury to his right thigh.

On Tuesday afternoon, the FGE of Quintana Roo released a brief statement saying they have started an investigation “due to the admission of a foreigner to a hospital in Cancun due to a firearm injury to one leg.”

They added that “according to the first investigations, the victim was in the municipality of Puerto Morelos around 11:46 p.m. Monday when some individuals approached him and fired a firearm at him.

“Medical assistance was immediately provided and he was transferred to the hospital where medical personnel affirm that his condition is not serious. The authorities are searching for those responsible for this incident.”