BPM Music Festival: 5 Killed at Electronic Dance Event in Mexico
Read an in-depth news report on the tragic shooting at during an event at Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa Del Carmen as part of The BPM dance music festival.This article originally appeared on NBC News
Cellphone Video Captures Panic at Music Festival Shooting
Five people were killed when a lone gunman opened fire during an electronic dance music festival at a Mexican resort popular with foreign tourists, authorities said Monday.
"Five people died, four men and one woman," the attorney general of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo said on Facebook Monday morning.
A man with a gun attempted to enter Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa Del Carmen at around 2:30 a.m. Monday but was denied entrance by event security, causing him to open fire, the attorney general said.
The four male victims died from gunshot wounds and the woman appeared to have been killed in a stampede of people as club goers fled the shooting, Attorney General Miguel Angel Pech said at a press conference later Monday. Three of the dead were security personnel.
The victims included two Canadians, one Italian and one Colombian, he said.
An additional 15 people were injured and one person was in serious condition...