Multiple murders rock Mexican tourist hotspot

(WSVN) - There has been a disturbing surge of violence in one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations.

Officials in the resort town of Cancun report 14 murders in just a 36-hour span.

The bloodbath was the result of six separate incidents that also left five additional people injured.

The violence is reported to be cartel-related but each execution occurred in close proximity to the popular tourist hotspots.

Nine people were killed on Wednesday, April 4 alone.

Nearly four million Americans traveled to Cancun in 2017 according to the United States Department of Commerce.

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