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Man shot in central Playa del Carmen near tourist area

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo — A man was shot early Sunday morning in central Playa del Carmen near a popular tourist area.

Police received a call at 1:53 a.m. Sunday that a man had been injured by firearm on the corner of 10th Avenue and 6th Street in the city’s center. When they arrived they found a young man who had been shot three times.

Preliminary police reports say the man was shot in the abdomen, shoulder and neck and rushed to the General Hospital of Playa del Carmen. Witnesses say the gunman pulled up in a taxi and opened fire, leaving the man wounded before he fled on foot.

Police reported finding a discarded firearm near the area that may be the gun used in the attack. The area was cordoned off and the taxi driver held for questioning, but no one was arrested.

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