Mexican officials say gunmen have attacked a group at a beach in the Los Cabos tourist region at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Bullets killed three men and wounded two other people.
The prosecutor’s office for Baja California Sur state says the attack happened on Sunday August 6th, during the afternoon at the entrance to Playa Palmilla, a popular beach next to San Jose del Cabo. Its statement gives no motive.
Authorities say the beach was crowded with tourists, both Mexican and foreign, when the shooting started, and local police evacuated the area.
Baja California Sur has seen a surge in violence this year, though mostly outside tourist areas.
Analysts blame much of the bloodshed on fighting among factions in the Sinaloa drug cartel and also clashes with the rival Jalisco New Generation cartel.
Source: ABC News