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Two Cancun officers shot likely hit by criminal group

Cancun, Q.R. — Two Cancun police officers that were shot Thursday are said to be in stable condition. The two officers were fired upon during an armed confrontation in Alfredo V. Bonfil by, what is believed to be, a split criminal group fighting over jurisdiction.

Both officers were shot at and hit by men traveling in a car. The officers, who were in an unmarked car, were shot at and hit while driving on a main avenue of the municipal subdivision. Police responded to the report of the two officers being hit.

On social media, the State Attorney General posted “the FGE Quintana Roo reports that it started the investigation for the injuries caused by firearm shots against two PDI agents who were carrying out various investigative acts in the vicinity of the Bonfil ejido.”

“The search and location protocols of the probable participants are activated. The state of health of the elements of the investigative police is reported as stable.”

The officers were shot while in the Bonfil Ejido, located on the outskirts of the city of Cancun. They were in the area after a shooting the night before left one man dead inside an eatery.

Shortly after the police shooting, a car with bullet holes was located abandoned. Police were on scene investigating if it was the vehicle involved in the shooting of the two Cancun police officers.

At a press conference Thursday, the State Attorney General, Oscar Montes de Oca, said that the violence is the result of a criminal cartel split into two antagonistic groups who are locked in a struggle for power.