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FGE begins investigation into murder of Cancun Uber driver

Cancun, Q.R. — A group of Cancun Uber drivers protested outside the building of their office after the death of one of their own. A 40-year-old Uber driver who was shot while picking up clients outside a Cancun motel Sunday, has died.

The protest came after the confirmation of the shooting death of Luis “A”. According to available information, Luis “A” had arrived at a Cancun motel on José López Portillo Avenue shortly after 1:00 a.m. Sunday to pick up two females requesting an Uber.

Upon leaving, the driver was hit at least twice. Details surrounding the shooting that eventually claimed the life of Luis “A” are unknown. Local authorities have not provided any official information surrounding the deadly shooting.

They did, however, post a brief note acknowledging the death and subsequent investigation.

“The FGE of Quintana Roo reports that it initiated an investigation for the events that occurred in the municipality of Benito Juárez against a platform transportation service operator.

“This autonomous body announces that the first lines of investigation presume that it was a personal situation, so, in coordination with the security authorities, it works to clarify the facts and find those responsible,” the Fiscalía General del Estado (FGE) posted on their social media Monday afternoon.

The driver’s side of the Uber car was riddled with bullets. Photo: March 24, 2024.

However on Monday morning amid shouts, angry Cancun Uber drivers demonstrated saying “They are killing us!” in their to demand greater security.

Uber drivers protest Monday after the death of a Cancun driver. Photo: March 25, 2024.

The group of around two dozen rideshare drivers began their protest just before 8:30 a.m. after learning of the death of their colleague hours before.

Cancun Uber drivers are demanding greater security. Photo: March 25, 2024.

One of the protesters, who went unnamed, said that there have been seven recorded attacks against Uber operators in recent days, including the driver who died Sunday after being shot.