2 shot dead in Cancun tourist hotel zone

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) " Mexican authorities say that two people have been shot dead in the heart of Cancun's hotel zone.

A statement from the Quintana Roo state prosecutor's office says that police responded to a report of shots fired at around 11:15 p.m. Sunday and found three people wounded. Witnesses indicated that there were two shooters.

The victims were employees of a bar and a disco. Two died of their wounds and one remains hospitalized.

Investigators found an abandoned motorcycle and a backpack containing two pistols near the scene. No arrests had been made.

Such violence in the tourist zone of Cancun is rare.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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