On Monday, a shooting in the popular Mexican tourist destination of Cancun resulted in the deaths of four men.
The bodies were found on a beach in Cancun’s tourist district near the Fiesta Americana Hotel.
Police have apprehended two suspects in connection to the incident, which is believed to have been caused by drug-related activities, all of those involved are from Mexico.
In response to the shooting, Mexican authorities have increased their presence in the city to prevent the loss of tourist revenue. Cancun continues to be the most favored holiday spot for Americans in Mexico.
This occurrence follows another shooting last week in Cancun involving an American man who was shot in the leg after midnight on March 29.
Drug-related crime and cartel violence have become increasingly widespread in Mexico, leading the U.S. State Department to issue a travel warning for Americans traveling to Mexico, cautioning them to “exercise increased caution due to crime and kidnapping.”
In early 2023, four Americans crossed into Mexico from Brownsville, Texas, and were kidnapped by a Mexican cartel as they crossed the border.
Two of the Americans were killed prior to the cartel eventually releasing them. The cartel eventually turned in five men responsible for the kidnappings and murder and apologized for the violence.
The U.S. has consistently warned citizens to avoid traveling to certain locations in Mexico.