REPORT: Armed Men Storm Cancun Resort Hosting Gay Event, Shots Heard, Guests Warned To Shelter [VIDEO]

The Sun reports:

Armed men reportedly stormed a five-star resort in Cancun today as terrified Americans hid in their rooms while shots were apparently heard. Guests ran for their lives and took shelter after being told there was a “threat to the hotel” and possible shooting at the Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun resort in Mexico.

Andrew Krop, whose husband is a performer for the Vacaya gay vacation group, told The Sun the shooting reportedly took place shortly after 3pm local time.

“They’ve been staying at the Hyatt Ziva resort in Cancun. About a half-hour ago, he called me and said that men had stormed the beach with machine guns and started firing. “He ran with some friends and is hiding locked in a room right now,” Krop added.

The Express reports:

Eye-witnesses claimed men had stormed the beach armed with machine guns and started firing. The US Embassy in Mexico said it is looking into reports of a shooting.

NBC Universal executive Mike Sington wrote on Twitter: “All guests and employees told to duck, and we’re all taken to hiding places at Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun Resort.

Another guest posted: “We are staying here and it seems that it was some kind of attack in the main pool, with people entering from the beach.

According to the Vacaya website, the event is sold out.