The BPM Festival has issued an official statement on the shootings that have left multiple people reportedly dead and many more injured after shots were fired during the Elrow closing party at Blue Parrot at the event in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, in the early hours of this morning (Monday 16th January).
The statement confirms that the shootings resulted in four fatalities, including the death of three members of the BPM security team, as well as 12 people injured.
The statement read, “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.”
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