Mexico violence: Gunmen kill three on Baja California Sur beach

Mexico violence: Gunmen kill three on Baja California Sur beach

Gunmen have killed three people and wounded two others on a popular beach in north-western Mexico, officials say.

The victims, all men, were resting under a palm tree in San Jose del Cabo, in Baja California Sur state, reports say. Their identities have not been confirmed.

No arrests have been made. There was panic among tourists when the incident happened, witnesses say.

Mexico has seen a spike in violence in recent months.

The two wounded, a man and woman, were taken to a hospital, prosecutors said.


The Palmilla beach was evacuated following the incident. A tourist said: "We heard the shots and just ran to get somewhere safe. It was automatic weapons fire."

In a separate development, a mass grave with the bodies of 14 people - 11 men and three women - was uncovered in a mountainous region of Valparaiso, in the northern state of Zacatecas.

Some of the bodies were dismembered, prosecutors said, adding that there could be more victims in the site.

DNA tests will be carried out in the bodies to determine their identities.

Experts say the latest violence may have been fuelled by the arrest of top drug cartel leaders, which has spawned independent criminal groups that have moved beyond drug trafficking into other crimes, including robbery and kidnapping.



Add Comment

all comments

  Other news

more
Bill Gates reduces Microsoft stake with $4.6bn donation

Bill Gates reduces Microsoft stake with $4.6bn donation..

16-Aug, 03:40

Bill Gates has given away $4.6bn (?3.6bn) to charity in his largest...

Bath murder: Two charged after death of Tashan Corpe

Bath murder: Two charged after death of Tashan Corpe..

16-Aug, 03:10

Two people have been charged after a man was stabbed to death in his...

Love Islandís Olivia Attwood 'fakes' cosy night in with boyfriend Chris Hughes and plastic doll Cash Hughes?

Love Islandís Olivia Attwood 'fakes' cosy night in with boyfriend Chris Hughes and plastic..

16-Aug, 10:00

The pair are both clad in onesies, with Olivia hinting that they were...

Cartoonist illustrates Trump tweets, book hits Amazon top 10

Cartoonist illustrates Trump tweets, book hits Amazon top 10..

15-Aug, 22:30

A cartoonist hoping to provide a better understanding of ďthe mind we...

Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge $100M to women's fund Ivanka Trump supports

Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge $100M to women's fund Ivanka Trump supports..

22-May, 18:56

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged to give a total of...

Romanian court rules release of woman wanted in Turkey

Romanian court rules release of woman wanted in Turkey..

25-Jul, 05:40

Romania's Supreme Court has upheld a decision to release from custody a...

'This is a democracy': Int'l court may be next for Duterte

'This is a democracy': Int'l court may be next for Duterte..

16-May, 01:39

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte acknowledged Tuesday that...

Dutch to try suspects in Malaysia flight downed in Ukraine

Dutch to try suspects in Malaysia flight downed in Ukraine..

05-Jul, 04:24

The Dutch government says any suspects in the downing of Malaysia...