8 killed in highway attack on Mexico’s Caribbean coast

August 1, 2019 GMT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities say eight men have been shot to death and two others wounded in an apparent ambush-style attack on a highway on Mexico’s Caribbean coast.

Prosecutors in the state of Quintana Roo said Wednesday the attack occurred near the lakeside resort town of Bacalar.

The victims were traveling in a pickup truck when the vehicle was sprayed with gunfire. The attackers fled and there was no immediate information on the possible motive for the attack.

Bacalar is a fresh-water lagoon that runs alongside the coast. It is known for its peaceful, laid-back vibe and has been largely spared the violence affecting many other parts of Mexico.