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Three Playa del Carmen taxi drivers killed inside eatery

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Three taxi drivers from the Lázaro Cárdenas del Río union were shot dead while inside an eatery in the downtown area of Playa del Carmen.

The targeted shooting happened at Tapanko Bar on 40th Avenue just after 3:00 a.m. Two of the taxi drivers were killed instantly, while the third, 23-year-old Esteban Arturo S.E. from Quintana Roo, was taken to the General Hospital with four bullet wounds. He died shortly after arriving.

About a dozen municipal and state police arrived as well as a forensic medical service team to tend to the scene and remove the bodies.