Six killed in gruesome Cancun bar shooting

Posted at 2:18 PM, Mar 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-15 14:31:53-04

six killed bar shootingAt least six people were killed and four others wounded during an apparent ambush at a Cancun bar.

According to reports, two men armed with automatic rifles rushed The Mermaid bar located just six miles from the nearest resort area, and opened fire on patrons.

Of the fatalities were members of a local taxi drivers union, The Associated Press reported.

The gunman reportedly arrived to the establishment into separate cars, and managed to flee without being identified.

Despite being plagued with consistent violence like much of its neighboring cities, Cancun has rarely been the setting for mass shootings or violence.