Thursday 19 October 2017

At least five killed following shooting at Mexico nightclub

Police officers stand outside the Blue Parrot nightclub after a gunman opened fire early Monday outside the venue, killing several people and injuring others during a BPM electronic music festival REUTERS/Stringer
Police officers stand outside the Blue Parrot nightclub after a gunman opened fire early Monday outside the venue, killing several people and injuring others during a BPM electronic music festival REUTERS/Stringer
Police guard the exit of the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, Mexico (AP Photo)
Police guard the exit of the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, Mexico (AP Photo)
Police officers stand outside the Blue Parrot nightclub after a gunman opened fire early on Monday outside the venue REUTERS/Stringer

Lucinda Cameron

At least five people have died following a shooting at a nightclub in Mexico.

Witnesses took to social media saying shots had been fired at the Blue Parrot club in Playa del Carmen on the closing night of the BPM music festival.

Glasgow DJ Jackmaster tweeted: "Someone has come into the club in Playa Del Carmen and opened fire. 4-5 dead and many wounded. Stay in ur f***** hotel if you're here at BPM."

He later added on Twitter: "This is a very very sad situation. Tryna get my head around it still. Thoughts and condolences to all affected."

A Mexican police officer said 15 other people had been injured.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We are seeking information from emergency services in Mexico, following reports of a shooting in Playa del Carmen."

The festival has been running for 10 years and is popular with foreign tourists, especially from the UK and US.

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