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The BPM Festival shootings: A breakdown of events following the tragedy that left five dead

48 hours that shook dance music…

The BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico was hit by tragedy earlier this week, when gunfire at the event’s Elrow closing party at the Blue Parrot nightclub in the early hours of Monday morning (16th January) left five people dead and 15 injured.

In the 48 hours since the tragedy that shook dance music, DJ Mag have been live blogging updates of events that have unfolded following the attack. You can read the stream below for a full step-by-step breakdown.

Yesterday 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.

DJ Mag are now ending the live blog, and will report any dance music orientated happenings following the attacks as usual in our news feed.

Rob McCallum is DJ Mag’s deputy digital editor. Follow him on Twitter here