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Two identified in targeted Playa del Carmen murder

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — UPDATED: Authorities have identified the two men believed responsible for the broad daylight shooting of a man Saturday morning. On Saturday night, Quintana Roo authorities identified 30-year-old José N and 18-year-old Lenin N as the gunmen who allegedly shot and killed the man at a Playa del Carmen intersection earlier that same day.

In a statement Saturday afternoon, the Secretariat of Public Security police reported the detainment of two subjects accused of participating in the homicide, however, it wasn’t until Saturday night that they were identified.

The men were arrested from aboard the motorcycle used during the targeted attack. They were taken into police custody after a chase from the site of the accident at Avenue Xcalacoco. During the pursuit, one of the men got off the motorcycle and headed for the bush, while the second continued on the bike.

Officers involved in the pursuit were successful in locating the on-foot man. Both were captured and arrested along Universidad Avenue for their alleged involvement in the shooting death of the man, who authorities have not yet officially identified.

During the arrests, police also located a loaded gun they believe was used in the deadly attack.

On Saturday morning, motorists called police to report the fatal shooting of another motorist. The man, a legal foreign resident of Playa del Carmen, was sitting in the intersection of Avenue Xcalacoco and the federal 307 highway in his car when two men on a motorcycle pulled up and shot him in the head.

UPDATE: The man shot in broad daylight is reported to have been from England and not from Canada. Local authorities have not yet provided any firm details on the incident, including the identity or nationality of the man killed.