4 shot dead, 7 wounded in Mexico bar

July 22, 2019
Officers with the State Police of Guerrero and Municipal Police of Acapulco guard an area near a popular bar where gunmen killed and wounded multiple people in Acapulco, Mexico, yesterday.
Officers with the State Police of Guerrero and Municipal Police of Acapulco guard an area near a popular bar where gunmen killed and wounded multiple people in Acapulco, Mexico, yesterday.

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP):

Gunmen killed four men and wounded seven other people at a popular bar in Acapulco yesterday, the latest in a string of violent incidents for the once-glamorous Pacific Coast resort city that has fallen on hard times.

The Guerrero state prosecutor's office said the shootings took place in the morning at a watering hole called Mr Bar, which is on the city's broad coastal avenue across the street from high-rise beachside hotels.

Located in the city's so-called Golden Zone, the bar is frequented by locals and tourists alike. Acapulco is full of summer vacationers, and days earlier authorities launched a security operation for the tourist season.

The victims were all said to be Acapulco residents. Forensic examiners recovered 21 bullet casings from the scene, which was cordoned off by soldiers and police. One suspect was arrested.

Authorities were interviewing witnesses to determine whether the shooting may have been the result of an attack or a dispute between patrons.

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