Cancun shooting: Holidaymakers flee in terror after two gang members kiled in firefight

Tonight, reports surfaced of guests hiding in their rooms while an active shooter was shooting at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Resort in Cancun. The Mexican government said two people were killed

Cancun: Police patrol the beach after gunfire

Two suspected drug gang members were killed after a gun battle between rival gangs in Mexico, authorities confirmed.

Reports surfaced tonight that armed men stormed the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Resort in Cancun before escaping on a boat.

Guests said they were forced to hide in their rooms and other areas of the hotel while an active shooter fired at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera resort in Puerto Morelos, south of Cancun.

The security secretariat of the surrounding state of Quintana Roo announced on Twitter that no tourists were injured or kidnapped in the incident.

The authority tweeted: “The @FGEQuintanaRoo reports that a confrontation between members of hostile groups of drug dealers broke out on a beach in Bahía Petempich, Puerto Morelos.

“Two of them were killed on the scene. There are no serious injuries.”

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Guests gathered in the hotel lobby after a shootout was reported at the resort
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According to Mexican media, men armed with “long guns” broke into the hotel through the beach area to kill one person.

Some guests said they ran away from beaches and swimming pools before hiding with staff at the hotel.

Clips posted on social media show guests and staff hugging while waiting for safety instructions.

Paramedics and police attended the scene, with the Mexican Army pictured outside the resort.

Police were patrolling the beach after the shooting.

According to the Mexican government, two suspected drug gang members were killed after a gun battle broke out.

The hotel staff told guests – who were then asked to assemble in the lobby – that the shooter had been arrested, NBC Universal manager Mike Sington tweeted.

The incident caused panic among tourists
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The guests were told to duck in the hotel
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When reports surfaced of a shooting, a concerned man whose partner lives at the hotel wrote on Twitter: “I’m on call with the US Embassy. If anyone can help, my husband and several others are at the Hyatt Ziva in Cancun.

“Men with guns stormed the beach and started shooting. Please spread the word and get help. I have no idea what to do … “

In a separate tweet he said of his partner: “He called me and men with machine guns stormed the beach. He is hiding in a room but has no idea what to do. I don’t know what to do. “

Employees and guests at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Resort in Cancun have been told to go into hiding because of an active shooter

Another guest wrote, “We’re staying here and it seems like some kind of attack in the main pool with people coming from the beach. We’re all hiding and we don’t know anything.”

One person who stayed at the nearby Hotel Azul said, “At first there was mass panic because people weren’t sure what was actually happening.

“People stood on each other to get out of the pool. People ran into the hotel screaming, but it soon calmed down. It’s just a waiting game now.”

The shooting occurred a few weeks after two tourists were killed in a shootout between suspected gang members on another beach.

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