MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -The U.S. embassy in Mexico stated on Thursday consulate authorities were checking out social networks reports of shots being fired at a hotel in the beach resort of Cancun.
Several individuals stated on Twitter that visitors were informed by personnel to conceal at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun hotel since of an active shooter.
A U.S. embassy media agent informed Reuters by e-mail that the U.S. consulate in Merida in the Yucatan was attempting to validate the reports.
Mike Sington, a Twitter user whose bio states he is an executive at NBC Universal, informed Reuters by direct message that he was concealing with other visitors in a dark location of the hotel which personnel had actually not discussed what was occurring. Other visitors informed him they heard gunshots which a shooter had actually been on the beach, he stated.
” In concealing in the dark now. Was informed active shooter on home. Paramedics are here,” Sington stated.
A receptionist who responded to the phone at the hotel informed Reuters there had actually not been a shooting and absolutely nothing uncommon was happening at the hotel.
Sington later on tweeted that visitors were gotten of hiding and gave the hotel lobby, where they sobbed and hugged each other. The hotel had actually not provided an upgrade, he stated.
(Reporting by Cassandra Garrison; Additional reporting by Lizbeth Diaz and Dave Graham; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)