Guests and staff of the Hyatt Ziva near Cancun ran for cover after armed gangs stormed the beach of the property and opened fire. Two men were killed “in what state officials described as a confrontation between drug dealers” at the resort.
While officials report that “no tourists were seriously hurt or kidnapped,” there was an unidentified individual “injured after being struck with the butt of a weapon.”
The assailants, who were reportedly armed with “long guns”, stormed into the beach area and seized one man at gunpoint amid a sea of panicking tourists…The Quintana Roo state prosecutor’s office blamed the incident on a “confrontation” between drug dealing gangs, which claimed two lives.
I am on call with the U.S. Embassy. If anyone can help, my husband and several others are at the Hyatt Ziva in Cancun. Men with guns stormed the beach and started shooting.
Please spread the word and get help on this. I have no idea what to do…
— Andrew Krop (@akrop999) November 4, 2021
All guests and employees told to duck, and we’re all taken to hiding places at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. Active shooter? Terrorist or kidnapping threat? They’re not telling us anything. pic.twitter.com/Hf7SRzRJIZ
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 4, 2021
It was clearly surreal to be “playing volleyball on the beach [as] gunman approached firing gun” or swimming. Wasn’t Ziva supposed to be the family-friendly all-inclusive, while Zilara was adult drug dealers only?