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Two killed, one left with injuries in Tulum restaurant attack

Tulum, Q.R. — Two people have died and one left with injuries after gunfire erupted at a Tulum restaurant Saturday night. Witnesses inside the establishment say that armed people entered the restaurant around 10:45 p.m. and began shooting.

At least eight shots were fired before those responsible fled. Two men, one security guard and one taxi driver, were killed. The security guard, Adrián C from Veracruz, died on scene. The taxi driver, identified as 30-year-old Marcos A from Tabasco, was taken to hospital but died along the way.

A third person has reportedly been injured. The unidentified injured male left the scene on his own and sought medical attention at a clinic from where he was transferred to a Playa del Carmen hospital.

The RosaNegra Tulum restaurant, located in the Tulum Hotel Zone, was full at the time of the shooting. Patrons from inside scrambled to get out, many running across the street away from the gunfire.

On social media, the FGE reported “that it initiated an investigation in relation to the events that occurred in a restaurant located in the coastal area of Tulum where – on Saturday night- two male persons lost their lives and one more was injured by firearm by unknown persons who fled.”

“The Attorney General Mtro Óscar Montes de Oca arrived at the scene to supervise the area and instruct the prompt clarification of the case and identify the probable participants of this illegal act.”

The establishment was closed by authorities during their investigation, but reopened for business Sunday.