At least seven people were killed in a Mexican resort city of Playa del Carmen, after gunmen opened fire in a Bar.
According to the public security minister, “Six people lost their lives at the scene, and a seventh subsequently died while being taken to the hospital.”
Local media reports said the bar was about 10 minutes from the center of the main tourist zone, and was packed with revelers at the end of the Epiphany holiday weekend.
Playa del Carmen and nearby Cancun are the top tourist destinations in Mexico, famous for their turquoise waters and white-sand Caribbean beaches.
But they have been increasingly hit by violence as Mexico’s powerful drug cartels fight for control of the area.
Capella said the latest incident bore the hallmarks of a drug cartel hit, but authorities have yet to arrest any suspects.
Mexico has been swept by a wave of violent crime since the government deployed the army to crack down on drug cartels in 2006.