This morning the Dance Music Scene woke up to tragic news, A gunman has opened fire at Blue Parrot nightclub’s Elrow party in Playa Del Carmen, reportedly killing 4-5 attendees and wounding many more. There were also further reports developing concernes around yet another shooting at the Jungle’s closing party, however this come around to not be correct. It’s be lived the shooting was related to local cartel turf wars, the local Police is still investigating however.
Since then The BPM Festival promotores have released an oficial statement:
“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.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and their families and all those affected by these tragic events.”
It’s tragic news, and our thought and prayers are with all the victims and their families.