Gunfire attack at a Mexican music festival, many killed and injured

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Members of the BPM security team were among those whose lives were lost. It was also not immediately clear if there was one or multiple gunmen. “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,” according to a statement posted on The BPM Festival’s Facebook page. The organizers of The BPM Festival initially tweeted that “after alleged reports of shots fired this morning at Blue Parrot, all BPM parties are shut down while police investigations are underway” but the tweet was later deleted and police said it can’t  “discuss this incident because the information is confidential.” Many British tourists are believed to have been at the club for the event. Local news reports suggest that the shooting is connected to ongoing drug cartel wars in the area.

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