Gunmen Kill Seven in Cancun Bar

As Spring Break is celebrated on the other side of town


Murder counterbalanced hedonistic revelry in Cancun, Mexico, with a sobering shock Thursday afternoon.

Two men stormed into The Mermaid bar with automatic rifles and gunned down seven people, wounding four others.

The bar is located in a working class neighborhood far from Cancun's hotel zone, where tens of thousands of young people flock for a few days of carefree partying: sun bathing, beer funneling and clubbing.