The BPM Festival releases official statement following Blue Parrot shooting
The BPM Festival has confirmed in an official statement a total of four fatalities and twelve injuries following a shooting that took place at Blue Parrot around 2:45am Monday morning. Three of the four victims were members of the BPM security staff.
Despite earlier speculation, a second shooting did not occur at The BPM Festival’s official closing party at The Jungle.
Read the festival’s full statement below:
“It is with great sadness to share that police have confirmed reports of a lone shooter outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa Del Carmen earlier today, which resulted in four fatalities and twelve injured. The violence began on 12th street in front of the club and three members of the BPM security team were among those whose lives were lost while trying to protect patrons inside the venue.
The BPM Festival has been working closely with the local authorities (Seguridad Publica / Policia Turistica) throughout the festival to ensure public safety and security for all visitors. We are overcome with grief over this senseless act of violence and we are cooperating fully with local law enforcement and government officials as they continue their investigation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and their families and all those affected by these tragic events.”