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The BPM Festival issues second statement following fatal shootings in Mexico

One remains in hospital following the tragedy last week…

The BPM Festival has issued a second statement following the tragic shootings in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico last week, when gunfire at the event’s Elrow closing party at the Blue Parrot nightclub in the early hours of Monday 16th January left five people dead and 15 injured.

The statement names the deceased as three The BPM Festival attendees; Daniel Pessina from Italy, Rafael Antonio Peñalosa Vega from México and Alejandra Margarita Villanueva Ibarra from the US, as well as two members of the “BPM family”; Kirk Wilson from Canada and Geovanni Francisco Ruiz Murillo from Mexico.

The statement also confirms that from the 15 people that were admitted to hospital with injuries, 14 has now been discharged. No details on the person that remains in hospital have been released.

The statement from The BPM Festival continues, “Of course, this tragic incident and its aftermath has been the subject of media coverage in Mexico, North America and elsewhere. Unfortunately, much of what is being reported is based on speculation and misinformation from unidentified sources. In the confusion of the aftermath we understand how this may happen, however it is still troubling to see.”

No details on what has been misreported were given. You can see the full statement at the bottom of the page.

Last week, it was reported that The BPM Festival will not be held in Playa del Carmen again following the shootings, before Mexican authorities were said to announce that all electronic music festivals would be banned in the city.

You can also read a full breakdown of events following the tragedy that left five dead at The BPM Festival.