Seven dead after attack at Mexico bar


MEXICO CITY — Seven men have been killed in a shooting attack at a bar in Mexico’s Caribbean coastal city of Playa del Carmen, authorities said Monday.

State and local police said the attack occurred late Sunday at the Las Virginias bar in a low-income section relatively far from the beachside tourist resort zone. Six men were found shot to death in the bar, and another died at a local hospital.

One man was wounded but survived the attack. He told police he was drinking beer with friends when gunshots broke out. The attackers have not yet been identified.

Playa del Carmen is located on the coast facing the island of Cozumel, Mexico’s leading cruise ship destination. Once a quiet fishing and ferry town, Playa del Carmen has grown exponentially in the last two decades, with…

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