BORDERLAND BEAT — The security crisis continues in Acapulco, as three men were killed on Saturday in broad daylight and in front of hundreds of tourists.
According to reports, several armed men arrived at Playa Icacos (beach) at about 1:30 pm and began shooting a few meters from “ The Golden Zone” of Costera Miguel Alemán in Acapulco port. The men who were killed in the attack were described as tourist guides.
One was killed at the entrance of the Oceanic 2000 hotel, another near laying on a concrete bench and the third in a sandbar area, by jet ski rentals.
The attack comes on the heels of multiple murders in tourist areas in the past months and 20 days after the pursuit and shootout on the same beach,between federal police and suspected members of organized crime that caused the closing of the beach for two days.