Active shooter reported at Hyatt resort in Cancun, Mexico (VIDEOS)



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Gunfire has been reported at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort in Mexico. Guests and employees were rushed into hiding by staff, as the shooter reportedly approached the hotel from the beach and opened fire.

The shooting was reported at the 5-star hotel on Thursday afternoon, with witnesses saying that a gunman approached from the adjacent beach and began shooting. Other conflicting reports suggested that “men with machine guns” had stormed the beach.

NBCUniversal executive Mike Sington was at the hotel and described being shepherded to “a dark room deep in the hotel” to hide.

Other terrified guests described a single gunman approaching the secluded resort from the beach and opening fire amid a volleyball game.

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

All guests and employees taken out of hiding now and brought to lobby. Active shooter at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. Still no update from hotel. People are hugging each other and crying. pic.twitter.com/AqbYms3AUb

— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 4, 2021

Within an hour, guests were allowed back up to the hotel’s reception. 

It is currently unclear whether anyone was injured, or what became of the alleged shooter. Mexican media reports state that paramedics have arrived on the scene, but no information on injuries has emerged.

The US Embassy in Mexico said it was looking into reports of shots fired at the resort.

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