Shooting at BPM festival leaves 5 dead and 12 injured

By Staff

It's with a heavy heart that we have to report about a sad incident that took place on the last day of BPM Festival in Playa del Carmen. Blue Parrot night club was hit by a shooting late at night, which ended up in a night of terror that unfortunately saw 5 deaths and up to 12 injured people as far as we know. The reports started coming in during the night, according to the few journalists who witnessed the incident, gunmen started opening fire in the club's entrance and people started panicking after realizing what was going down. 

 

The BPM's official Facebook page issued the following statement: "It is with great sadness to share that police have confirmed reports of a lone shooter outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa Del Carmen earlier today, which resulted in four fatalities and twelve injured. The violence began on 12th street in front of the club and three members of the BPM security team were among those whose lives were lost while trying to protect patrons inside the venue.

"The BPM Festival has been working closely with the local authorities (Seguridad Publica / Policia Turistica) throughout the festival to ensure public safety and security for all visitors. We are overcome with grief over this senseless act of violence and we are cooperating fully with local law enforcement and government officials as they continue their investigation.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and their families and all those affected by these tragic events.

"The BPM Festival Familia."

More information about the people being looked after will keep on coming during the rest of the day, nothing is confirmed but they may have been related to the drug cartel that's taken over Playa del Carmen. The local police has already discarded any kind of terrorist act related to politics. Here at Kinofilia, we offer our deepest condolences and send out thoughts and prayers to all the families who lost their loved ones in this horrible act.