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Two shot outside Playa del Carmen restaurant

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Two people standing in front of a Playa del Carmen restaurant were shot and taken to hospital Tuesday.

The shootings happened along Fifth Avenue. Preliminary reports say two armed subjects opened fire on the two men standing in front of a restaurant. One man was shot in the buttocks and leg. The other received a bullet wound to his foot. Both were transferred to hospital.

The subjects fled on a motorcycle. Municipal police arrived and began a search for the shooters.

In a brief notice, the Municipal Public Security Secretariat of Solidaridad reported that as a result of the strengthening of security, and thanks to the rapid reaction of the elements of the Municipal Police of Solidaridad, two subjects and a firearm were secured after the shooting.

They also commented that the injuries to the two men were not life-threatening and that they were being treated in hospital.