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Man gunned down in targeted Tulum shooting was a police officer

Tulum, Q.R. — A man shot to death while inside his car in Tulum over the weekend has been identified as a police officer. On Saturday night, a man identified as 41-year-old Gustavo N was shot at numerous times while driving his Jetta on Calle 2 in Tulum.

Paramedics were called to the scene in the Guerra de Castas subdivision. Once there, medical personnel attempted to provide attention to the wounded man, but he had already died. Paramedics found at least one gunshot wound to his head.

Since the shooting, the deceased has been identified as a commissioned Cancun officer. Those responsible for the shooting fled. Neighbors who heard the nighttime gunfire made the report to authorities.

When police arrived, they found the car, which was left abandoned on the street. The area was cordoned off while evidence was collected and the body removed.