The new Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun, which opened its doors just a couple of months ago, is in the news for a deadly shooting.
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Active shooter at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun?
News of this situation first broke on Twitter last night, when user @MikeSington provided the play-by-play (including videos) of what was going on. The incident started with guests being told to duck, and being taken to hiding places.
It was then stated that guests had heard gunfire on the beach, as gunmen apparently entered the area via the beach and were shooting as they entered.
Then there was news that the active gunmen had been apprehended, and guests were eventually brought back to their rooms in small groups, but were still told to stay quiet.
Not that it matters in the context of this story (hopefully), but for those thinking “there sure are a lot of guys staying here,” it seems that the LGBT+ travel company Vacaya had a resort buyout this week for an event. It doesn’t seem that the attack was in anyway targeted against the guests.
So, what really happened?
It’s reported that there was a confrontation between members of groups of drug dealers on a beach in Bahía Petempich, Puerto Morelos, and that two of the people involved died. The violence was exclusively between drug dealers, and no guests or hotel employees were seriously injured.
It’s not clear if the location of the incident at the Hyatt was a coincidence, or if the drug deal was related to the hotel in some way.
A deadly shooting occurred at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun on Thursday evening, when armed drug dealers allegedly got into a confrontation at the beach, leading to two deaths. Fortunately no guests or hotel employees were injured or killed, but rather the confrontation just seemed to be between rival drug gangs.