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Playa del Carmen man unable to outrun attacker shot to death

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A Villas del Sol resident was found shot Sunday night after area residents reported gunfire. Neighbors in the Playa del Carmen subdivision made the 911 report of shots fired at 8:30 p.m.

Emergency services receiving the report dispatched police and an ambulance to the address where they located the man. He was found laying on the road at the intersection of the Azulejos and Espátulas Avenues after a failed attempt to outrun his attacker.

According to witnesses, the man was running toward a home that he knew when the shooter, who was aboard a mototaxi, caught up with him. Neighbors reported three shots being fired. He was rushed to hospital but died shortly after being admitted.