Four dead bodies were found outside a popular beachside hotel in Cancun, Mexico, according to authorities.
Police initially said three bodies were found in a lot along Kukulkan Boulevard, but after further investigation, a fourth body was also discovered in the undergrowth of the same lot, the Associated Press reported.
The nationalities and identities of the victims have not been released.
Prosecutors in the Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo have detained two suspects in connection with the killings.
Investigators have not released the victims’ causes of death, but Reuters reported the four victims were shot to death.
“Authorities are working to shed light on the events and provide the whereabouts of other possible participants in this crime,” officials wrote in a Facebook post.
The investigation is ongoing, and police are looking for other possible suspects, according to the social media post.
The news of the killings comes less than a week after an American tourist was shot in Puerto Morales, about 40 miles south of Cancun.
Several suspects reportedly approached the man and shot him in the leg around midnight on March 29, according to Fox News. The motive for the shooting is under investigation.
The man, whose identity is not known, was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Cancun remains one of the most popular vacation destinations for Americans traveling to Mexico.
Last month, the U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for Americans planning trips to Mexico for spring break.
Travelers are urged to “exercise increased caution in the downtown areas of popular spring break locations including Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum,” the March 13 alert stated.
The State Department also warned U.S. citizens that some pharmacies in Mexico often sell sedatives and other drugs that would require a prescription in the United States. The drugs are often counterfeit and laced with deadly fentanyl.
Americans are also cautioned to avoid “unregulated alcohol,” which may be contaminated.
“U.S. citizens have reported losing consciousness and becoming injured after consuming alcohol that was possibly tainted,” according to the alert.
The warning followed the armed abduction of four Americans after they crossed the southern Texas border into Matamoros in the state of Tamaulipas on March 3.
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