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Known island criminal gunned down on Cozumel street

Cozumel, Q.R. — An islander who was shot to death Wednesday night has been identified as a known criminal. On Wednesday night, a man was shot and killed on a street in Colonia Nueva Generación.

According to local authorities, the now-deceased was not a former officer, but was a known criminal who had several previous arrests for possession of illegal substances.

The 39-year-old man identified as Victor “R”, was gunned down on Avenida Tucán. He was shot outside his home around 8:30 p.m. He was found laying face down in the street. Paramedics pronounced him dead on scene.

He was found after area residents reported hearing gun fire. The two suspects who shot him reportedly fled on a motorcycle. Arrests have not been announced in the island’s latest shooting.