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Jan 16, 2017

Favorite Vacation Spot, Playa Del Carmen, Scene of Grisly Shooting

In other news….five persons were killed and fifteen others wounded after a shooter opened fire at a nightclub in Playa del Carmen resort, Mexico. The coastal resort town, which is a popular location visited by many including Belizeans, was the venue for the annual ten-day Bartenders, Promoters, Musicians (BPM) Festival that sees music lovers and industry professionals from across the world converge in Playa. But this morning around two-thirty as the festival hosted its final event at Blue Parrots nightclub, a lone gunman opened fire, killing two Canadians, an Italian and a Colombian; a woman was killed in a stampede as partygoers scurried to safety. One partygoer, a Belgium tourist, recounts what happened; luckily, he nor his friends were injured in the shooting.

 

Partygoer, Witness

“We were dancing and suddenly I heard about four to six shots coming from the entrance. At first we thought it was part of the party and then suddenly we heard yelling and then we see the crowd going down, down, down, down. And then we all went on each other as if we were being dead. And then people were getting hysteric and I tried to calm them because if you get hysteric, you would walk on each other and then there will be more dead people. We stand up again and then there were guys wanting to come this way and they said no, it come from the beach. And then we started running all sides. If you come to party, people don’t deserve to injure your life like that. It seems like a dream…if you love electronic music to die when music is playing, but not this way.”

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