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Unknown gunmen have killed at least three people at a gay festival in Mexico

Three people were shot and killed and another five were wounded at the Reina Gay festival in the Tres Palos neighborhood of Acapulco on Sunday

Unknown gunmen have killed at least three people at a gay festival in Mexico
Photo by Ritorno ad Acapulco
The Flag of Mexico flies over Acapulco's main beach

Unknown gunmen have opened fire on a gay festival in Acapulco, killing at least three people and wounding another five in the process.

The Reina Gay festival was being held in the Tres Palos neighborhood of the Southern Mexico resort city on Sunday when the gunmen fired into the crowd.

Those killed were aged between 23 and 33.

The shooters’ motives are still unknown but their surviving victims have been hospitalized and are receiving medical attention.

However drug related violence in Mexico has killed more than 150,000 people in recent years and Acapulco has the highest homicide rate of any city in Mexico.

Authorities have had to suspend classes at some rural schools near the city and have posted security forces at other schools due to an upsurge of violence near Acapulco in recent weeks.

Mexico has strict gun ownership laws however there is a free flow of illegal weapons from across the border with the United States.


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