Cancún remains to be one of the most popular travel destinations and tourist hotspots in Mexico, and probably the world. However, the glamour’s peak has been shaken with terror when five people were killed and another five were wounded after a shooting has taken place inside a club in Cancún.
Cancún has peaked the media’s interest on last Saturday (16), when four gunmen opened fire inside club La Kuka. According to the Quintana Roo state prosecutors, these gunmen were armed with a long gun and three handguns, and opened fire inside Club La Kuka, located on a main avenue in central Cancún, about four miles away from the seacoast tourist zone, Yucatán Peninsula.
Per reports, two of the wounded in the shooting remain hospitalized in critical condition.
Uprising violence in Cancún and Quintana Roo has been familiar since 2017, with a federal record of 359 killings, and per reports of the authorities, 774 killings in the state have been taken place in 2018.
In this year's January, seven people were killed in gunshot at a house in Cancún, which was reported to be an incident that authorities attributed to a dispute between street-level drug dealers.
This is maybe due to reports of the Jalisco New Generation cartel moving into the Caribbean resort city and fighting other local gangs to gain control of the tourist zone. The State Police said at the time that a suspected gang leader linked to the Jalisco gang was believed to be behind the attack.
Homicide cases in Mexico took by 33% last year, showed by the government statistics. Apparently, the country's criminal record has been shattered for the second consecutive year. People are being urged by the The United States Department's Travel Advisory to exercise increased caution, when travelling to Mexico due to these crimes.