Ten people were shot dead when gunmen stormed into a nightclub in Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Acapulco.
Ten men were killed early today in an attack in a bar in the Mexican city of Acapulco, which also left four injured, said the state Department of Public Safety.
The scene of the attack was the bar “Las Nenas” in the Las Cruces, where it is reported several masked men armed with AR-15 and AK-47 entered the premises and opened fire on the customers
Police received an anonymous emergency call after midnight and on arrival found the bodies inside the bar. The Ministry of Public Security of the state of Guerrero said all 10 nightclub victims, who had been shot in the back, head, and chests, were men between the ages of 25 and 45.
Although authorities have yet to release an update on the number of people injured in the attack, it is said that at least four women were taken to a nearby hospital.
The gunmen fled and there was no report of arrests. The motive was not immediately known.
Acapulco, once a glamorous getaway for Hollywood celebrities, has been struggling to distance itself from a series of brutal killings by rival cartels.
On Tuesday, gunmen pursuing a rival killed six people, including two children, after opening fire on two family homes in Acapulco.
Earlier this month, authorities unearthed nine bodies in three areas near the resort.
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Sources: Milenio, Agoraguerrero, AFP