At least three men died Sunday after unknown gunmen opened fire at a gay festival in the tourist resort of Acapulco, Mexico, the AFP reports.
Police said the attackers stormed the Reina Gay festival being held in the Tres Palos neighborhood of the Southern Mexico resort city and opened fire on the crowd. The three men who died were between 23 and 33 years old. Five other people were wounded.
Local authorities suspended classes at nearby schools in Acapulco in recent weeks due to an increase of violence. Acapulco has the highest homicide rate of any city in Mexico, the AFP notes.
It's unclear of the attackers' motives were anti-gay or for another reason. Gay Star News reports drug-related violence in Mexico has killed more than 150,000 people in recent years.
GSN also points out victims received medical attention after the attack.