Canadian man killed at a mall in Mexican resort of Cancun

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Published December 14, 2023 at 11:56 am

Canadian man killed at a mall in Mexican resort of Cancun

A Canadian man with a criminal record in his home country has been killed in a shooting at a mall in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancun, Mexican authorities said Wednesday.

Prosecutors in the coastal state of Quintana Roo did not give the man’s name.

They said the shooting occurred at a gym inside the mall. They said he had been convicted in Canada of gang-related offences, including possession of illicit funds.

Jason Kung, a spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada, said the office was “aware of reports of the death of a Canadian citizen in Mexico,” but “due to privacy considerations, no further information can be disclosed.”

It would not be the first time Canadians killed in the area were later found to have criminal backgrounds.

In January 2022, two Canadians — one of them sought by Interpol — were killed at a nearby resort in Playa del Carmen, apparently because of debts between international drug and weapons trafficking gangs.

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