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Three arrested in Playa del Carmen restaurant shooting

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — In a press release Thursday, the attorney general announced they have arrested those believed involved in the Playa del Carmen restaurant shooting that left one dead and 11 injured.

Óscar Montes de Oca Rosales, Attorney General of Quintana Roo, explained that on the afternoon of May 16, police saw the vehicle believed used in the shooting traveling “on an avenue near an irregular settlement.” Members of the Ministerial Police stopped the vehicle and upon inspection, found marijuana. All five inside were arrested.

The three males in the vehicle are believed to be the two shooters and the one who drove the getaway vehicle. Also inside the car were two women. All five occupants were reported to be under the age of 25.

Montes de Oca Rosales said that the males coincide with the characteristics of the attackers recorded by a restaurant camera and granted by witnesses to authorities.

Unconfirmed reports say the arrested men belong to the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación and were involved in at least 15 other Playa del Carmen murders. The identity of those taken into custody for the May 13 shooting has not been released.

Of the 11 wounded in the shooting, five remain in hospital. The one deceased person had reportedly recently moved to Playa del Carmen.