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Gunfire breaks out at protest in Mexican resort of Cancun

Gunfire breaks out at protest in Mexican resort of Cancun

Gunfire breaks out at protest in Mexican resort of Cancun

Gunfire erupted Monday when protesters tried to force their way into city hall in the Mexican resort of Cancun, and a journalism group said two reporters were wounded.

The demonstrators were protesting the recent killings of women in Quintana Roo, the Caribbean coast state where Cancun is located.

The march was called after prosecutors announced earlier in the day that the body of a 20-year-old woman had been found in Cancun about two days after she went missing. The state has seen a dozen killings of women so far this year. Gov. Carlos Joaquin had met with women’s groups earlier Monday to promise no efforts would be spared in investigating the most recent killing.

A video posted by the Quintana Roo Network of Journalists showed a throng of about 100 protesters at city hall during the Monday evening protest, some of whom were tearing down a plywood barrier at an entrance. A few shots are heard on the video, people begin running, and then bursts of gunfire are heard.