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Multiple dead in shooting at BPM Festival in Mexico

Multiple dead in shooting at BPM Festival in Mexico

Photo: NU.nl/Rolando Medina

In a shooting at the BPM Festival in Mexico in the night of Sunday to Monday, at least three dead and several wounded cases. It is according to the police to bendegerelateerd violence.

The shooting took place during the Elrow-evening at The Blue Parrot hall, writes Datatransmission. Among the dead is a security guard of the event.

According to the police made the attack part of multiple attacks on the events and hotels by gangs.

It was the fence evening of the festival. The BPM festival is held in Playa del Carmen in eastern Mexico. More than 375 artists perform. The festival started on 6 January.

Cancelled

The festival has the rest of the gigs cancelled. In a statement, recommends the organization of visitors to stay inside. The police are doing research.

Messages that there is even a shot would be in a different location on the festival site have not been confirmed.

Shooting BPM Festival

The public outside the BPM Festival in Mexico. A gunman has been there during the Elrow-evening at The Blue Parrot hall the fire opened.
© NU.nl/Rolando Medina

It was the fence evening of the festival. Audience has upon hearing the shots hiding under tables and behind sofas.
© NU.nl/Rolando Medina

Many festival-goers stand on the street after the shooting. The organization recommends people to safely go inside.
© NU.nl/Rolando Medina

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Caos en las calles de playa del carmen. NO SALGAN. Chaos on the streets. STAY SAFE. #blueparrot #bpm

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