Motorcyclist fires 4 shots at a vehicle in Mérida

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Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
The vehicle was shot four times, but fortunately, there were no reports of physical injuries or deaths. Photo: Courtesy

A motorcyclist opened fire against an automobile Wednesday night in Mérida’s Manuel Ávila Camacho neighborhood.

Police said the motorcyclist allegedly fired at least four shots at a Chevrolet Aveo on Calle 31 before leaving the scene. 

The bullets apparently missed the driver and passengers because there were no reports of injuries or deaths. 

After the incident, the driver of the automobile drove to a nearby corner store to request help and call the police.

Police arrived at the scene within minutes and begun to search for the assailant, who remained at large Thursday morning. 

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The driver of the automobile and the motorcyclist had apparently been involved in a verbal argument in traffic. 

Although the shooting seems to have been an isolated incident, it comes on the heels of other violent crimes in the last few months. 

In February, two men allegedly took the life of a man in a brazen attack in Mérida’s Fraccionamiento Las Americas. The murder was described by authorities as an execution and likely connected to drug dealing activity in the state of Quintana Roo.

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