Five people have been killed in a shooting, when a gunman stormed into the BPM Festival in Mexico’s Playa Del Carmen, a popular tourist hotspot. Nine others were injured during the terrorist act.
Five people have been found dead after a gunman had reportedly stormed into the BPM Festival in Mexico at the Playa Del Carmen and started firing. Frequent clubbers in the country who had come from all over the world have been told to be cautious and stay at their hotels.
Details of the Incident
According to local reports, the organizer of the festival, a Canadian citizen, was shot dead in a “revenge attack over the sale of drugs.” The gunman started shooting at around 2:30am local time. He reportedly fired through an open window at the Blue Parrot club in Playa Del Carmen.
In remains unclear what the motives behind the terrorism act was, and the shooter is yet to be captured.
Commentary from Clubbers
The Scottish DJ, Jack Revil, warned clubbers to stay safe and took to twitter to say: “Someone has come into the club in Playa Del Carmen and opened fire. 4-5 dead and many wounded. Stay in ur f**** (sic) hotel if you’re here at BPM.”
He later said: “Apparently now more shots fired at another club in the area. This is a very very sad situation. Tryna get my head around it still. Thoughts and condolences to all affected.”
Clubber Jake Lubelski said that there was a stampede about 20 yards from him after the gunman had started shooting. He wrote on Facebook: “There was a shooting down here in Playa Del Carmen on the last night of BPM.
“I was standing outside of a club on an insanely crowded street when it happened; I was maybe 20 feet away from the shooter. as soon as I heard gun shots, everyone started bolting and we nearly got trampled by the frantic herds of people.
“As soon as I turned around the corner and got a look at the scene, I saw a man lying on the floor in his own blood. It could have been me”
The Foreign Office tweeted saying: “#Mexico Reports of a shooting at Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa Del Carmen. Follow advice of the local authorities.”