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Child injured in shooting of man outside Tulum Archaeological Zone

Tulum, Q.R. — A man was shot to death Thursday afternoon at the southern entrance to the Archaeological Zone of Tulum. Another person, a minor, was injured in the attack.

The victim, an adult male, was near the southern access point when he was approached around 2:00 p.m. by two men who shot him several times before fleeing. While those shots were being fired, a boy of around 11 or 12 years old was wounded.

Elements of the National Guard arrived, as did paramedics. The target of the shooting was pronounced on scene by medical personnel who then transferred the injured boy to hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

In a brief news post, Police Chief Lucio Hernández said “The Police of Quintana Roo, together with the authorities that make up the Coordination Group, are engaged in the search for those responsible for the events that occurred in the vicinity of the archaeological zone of Tulum. Any additional information that citizens can provide about them through 911 or 089, would be key to their immediate location and insurance. Secretariat of Public Security of Q.Roo”

The FGE also commented on the Tulum shooting saying “The FGE Quintana Roo reports that it began an investigation related to the events that occurred in Tulum where a male apparently lost his life due to gunshots. A minor person sustained injuries that are not life-threatening.”