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Off duty Cancun police officer critical after being shot

Cancun, Q.R. — A Cancun police officer who was shot Wednesday night remains in critical condition. The off duty officer was approached and shot three times by individuals traveling in a taxi while he was walking along a residential street in Cancun.

Preliminary reports say the officer was walking with his wife and carrying a baby around 8:00 p.m. when he was attacked. The officer, identified as 42-year-old Deivis N, a Quintana Roo Police supervisor, was rushed to hospital after being shot. His wife made the Emergency 911 call.

He was attacked in Region 248, meters away from a Cancun hospital where he was admitted by other officers in a patrol unit who responded to the shooting. The Cancun officer was shot in the back, chest and head.

Police and elements of the National Guard were deployed in search of those responsible. The announcement of arrests has not yet been made.

According to the FGE, the officer left the operating room at 3:00 a.m. and remains in intensive care. Three nine-millimeter caliber shell casings were found near the scene. The officer was on personal holidays when the shooting took place. The FGE says they do not have a motive for the attack.