Shots Fired At BPM Festival In Mexico With Up To 8 Casualties Reported, BPM Festival Issues Statmeent


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Last night, tragedy struck the EDM community when a lone gunman opened fire just after 3:30 am and killed up to 8 people at the Mexico’s BPM Festival at the Blue Parrot after-party in Playa Del Carmen.

Scottish DJ Jackmaster who was playing the festival tweeted out that someone had come in and opened fire, 4-5 dead and many wounded, before issuing a warning to stay indoors.

Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Shortly after, police confirmed 5 casualties with another 9 people wounded, but Daily Mail has the death toll potentially at 8. But festival officials confirmed 4 killed and 12 wounded in an official statement (below).

It’s also being reported that 100% of those killed were festival-goers, meaning many tourists. It’s being rumored that this was a cartel shooting, caused by a “turf because of drug dealers.”

The festival issued a statement recently, you can read it below:

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. – The BPM Festival Familia

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those whose lives changed from this tragedy.

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