Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cancun: 4 Killed in gun attack that may relate to Club Blue Parrot killings

Quintana Roo: Arriving on motorcycles, a heavily armed commando group of at least 10 gunmen, entered the offices of the Attorney General on Xcaret and Kabah Rojo Gomez avenues and opened gun fire killing Humberto Mora Ochoa, a ministerial police officer.

One of the gunmen was killed as he fled the building.

Within minutes more than 100 police arrived on the scene engaging in gunfire against the perpetrators.  The shootout lasted for about 15 minutes. Two additional gunmen were killed during this confrontation for a total of 4 killed in the clash.

An investigation has begun into a possible link between Tuesday’s shootout and the gun attack at the Blue Parrot in Playa del Carmen. 

Five suspects were arrested.

Novedades de Quintana Roo, a regional news source, reported additional gunfire erupting at the entrance to the Plaza Las Americas Cancun hotel zone. No further details were given.

The Attorney General was not on the premises at the time of the attack.

UPDATE: Another. video, includes the gun attack..also reports semi confirmed; that grenades were launched at the Plaza Americas, two police were killed and simultaneous attacks erupted at 4 different points of the city.