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Cartel gunfire erupted on the beach of a high-end resort in Cancun, Mexico, on Thursday. Hundreds of tourists, including Americans, fled the beach area after a shootout between rival gangs left two drug dealers dead.

“Dozens and dozens of shots,” eyewitness Troy Petenbrink told TODAY on Friday. “Everyone came running off the beach towards us. It was rather surreal.”

Mike Sington, a guest at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun, tweeted, “I’ve never been so scared, literally shaking.”

Active shooter at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort. All guests confined to lobby now. Hotel staff huddled together in corner. Still no announcement or update from hotel, Hyatt, or police. Several guests have now told be they saw gunman come up from the beach, actively shooting.

— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 4, 2021

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