5 shot dead, 6 wounded in Acapulco bar

Five men are dead after gunmen opened fire at an Acapulco watering hole.
Five men are dead after gunmen opened fire at an Acapulco watering hole.

Gunmen have killed five men and wounded six other people at a popular bar in Acapulco, the latest in a string of violent incidents for the once-glamorous Pacific Coast resort city that has fallen on hard times.

The Guerrero state prosecutor's office said the shootings took place on Sunday morning at a watering hole called Mr Bar, which is on the city's broad coastal avenue.

Acapulco is full of summer holiday makers and days earlier authorities launched a security operation for the tourist season.

The victims were all said to be Acapulco residents. One suspect was arrested.

Authorities were interviewing witnesses to determine whether the shooting might have been the result of an attack or a dispute between patrons.

Australian Associated Press