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Playa del Carmen taxi driver shot dead outside club

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A taxi driver from the Lázaro Cárdenas del Río union was shot and killed outside a club on 115th Avenue in Playa del Carmen.

The man, who was with his wife, stopped his vehicle outside El Muchacho Alegre club on 115 Avenue to use the bathroom. His wife waited for him in the car. When the man exited the bar, he was fatally shot.

Police say 31-year-old Fabián F.V.A., who was originally from Tabasco, was shot by a man who appeared as he was exiting the bar. Emergency personnel were sent to the scene after receiving a 911 call.

Paramedics and municipal police officers arrived to attend to the man, however, he had already died. The area was cordoned off for agents of the State Attorney General’s Office. The shooter reportedly managed to escape by fleeing on foot along 8th Street.