U.S. embassy in Mexico says looking into reports of shots fired at Cancun hotel

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MEXICO CITY, Nov 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy successful Mexico said connected Thursday consulate officials were looking into societal media reports of shots being fired astatine a edifice successful the formation edifice of Cancun.

Several radical said connected Twitter that guests were told by unit to fell astatine the Hyatt Ziva Cancun edifice due to the fact that of an progressive shooter.

A U.S. embassy media typical told Reuters by email that the U.S. consulate successful Merida successful the Yucatan was trying to corroborate the reports.

Mike Sington, a Twitter idiosyncratic whose biography says helium is an enforcement astatine NBC Universal, told Reuters by nonstop connection that helium was hiding with different guests successful a acheronian country of the edifice and that unit had not explained what was happening. Other guests told him they heard gunshots and that a gunman had been connected the beach, helium said.

"In hiding successful the acheronian now. Was told progressive shooter connected property. Paramedics are here," Sington said.

A receptionist who answered the telephone astatine the edifice told Reuters determination had not been a shooting and thing antithetic was taking spot astatine the hotel.

Sington aboriginal tweeted that guests were taken retired of hiding and brought to the edifice lobby, wherever they cried and hugged each other. The edifice had not fixed them an update, helium said.

Reporting by Cassandra Garrison; Additional reporting by Lizbeth Diaz and Dave Graham; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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