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One killed, one injured in Playa del Carmen highway shooting

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — One person has been killed and another injured after the pair were shot while driving along the Playa del Carmen-Cancún highway Saturday.

Preliminary reports say the targeted shooting happened around 5:20 p.m. when a pickup truck with several men opened fire against two people in a red compact car. The car was hit several times. Both men inside ran from the vehicle to the side of the road.

One person died on scene, while the second remains in the General Hospital of Playa del Carmen.

Members of the municipal, federal and National Guard police arrived at the scene after passing motorists called the shooting in to Emergency 911.