Report: Authorities investigate after suspects on water scooters fire shots at Cancun beach vendor 

Cancun, Mexico, a popular tourist spot among locals and foreigners alike, recently experienced a bizarre gun-related incident.

According to the Associated Press, “Gunmen on water scooters shot at a roving vendor on a beach in Cancun’s glittering hotel zone Thursday, an incident believed to be unprecedented for the Caribbean city.”

The vendor is reported to have found cover inside a restaurant, and no injuries were reported. Authorities found four bullets but have not yet located the suspects.

Recent gang-related incidents in the area have raised some alarms. 

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Federal Police officers patrol the beach while tourists sunbathe in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur state, Mexico on March 13, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record -- 39.3 million tourists who generated $21 billion in business. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
A passenger plane operated by Alaska Airlines remains parked at Los Cabos International Airport, in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur state, Mexico on March 14, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record -- 39.3 million tourists who generated $21 billion in business. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
Passengers walk on the tarmac to board an American Airlines plane at Los Cabos International Airport, in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur state, Mexico on March 14, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record -- 39.3 million tourists who generated $21 billion in business. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
Agents of the Federal Police's gendarmerie patrol on board a SUV in La Paz, Baja California Sur state, Mexico on March 12, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record of 39.3 million tourists who generated an income of $21 billion. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
Agents of the Federal Police's gendarmerie patrol on board a SUV in La Paz, Baja California Sur state, Mexico on March 12, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record of 39.3 million tourists who generated an income of $21 billion. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
General view of the beach and the promenade at La Paz, Baja California Sur state, Mexico on March 11, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record -- 39.3 million tourists who generated $21 billion in business. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
The sculpture by artist Octavio Gonzalez 'Paraiso del mar', is pictured at the promenade in La Paz, Baja California Sur state, Mexico on March 11, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record -- 39.3 million tourists who generated $21 billion in business. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists take pictures on a pier in La Paz, Baja California Sur state, Mexico on March 11, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record -- 39.3 million tourists who generated $21 billion in business. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
View of the promenade at La Paz, Baja California Sur state, Mexico on March 11, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record -- 39.3 million tourists who generated $21 billion in business. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists enjoy the beach at La Paz, Baja California Sur state, Mexico on March 11, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record -- 39.3 million tourists who generated $21 billion in business. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
A street vendor sells balloons at the promenade in La Paz, Baja California Sur state, Mexico on March 11, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record -- 39.3 million tourists who generated $21 billion in business. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists sunbathe at the 'Love Beach' in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur state, Mexico on March 10, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record -- 39.3 million tourists who generated $21 billion in business. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
A surfer gets out of the sea at the 'Love Beach' in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur state, Mexico on March 10, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record -- 39.3 million tourists who generated $21 billion in business. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
Seagulls gather on the 'Love Beach' at Los Cabos, Baja California Sur state, Mexico on March 10, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record -- 39.3 million tourists who generated $21 billion in business. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
A vendor sells fruit at the beach in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur State, Mexico on March 8, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record -- 39.3 million tourists who generated $21 billion in business. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists enjoy the beach at Los Cabos, in Baja California Sur State, Mexico on March 8, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record -- 39.3 million tourists who generated $21 billion in business. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists sail at Los Cabos, in Baja California Sur State, Mexico on March 8, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record -- 39.3 million tourists who generated $21 billion in business. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
General view of the harbour at Los Cabos, Baja California Sur State, Mexico on March 8, 2018. Despite a surge of violent crimes in popular tourist areas such as Los Cabos and Cancun, tourism is Mexico's third largest source of foreign exchange. In 2017 the country hit a new record -- 39.3 million tourists who generated $21 billion in business. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel SLIM (Photo credit should read DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)
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A travel advisory, posted on March 16, by the US State Department urges “increased caution in Mexico due to crime.”

Concerning the specific state, Quintana Roo, where Cancun is located, the department said, “According to Government of Mexico statistics, the state experienced an increase in homicide rates compared to the same period in 2016. While most of these homicides appeared to be targeted, criminal organization assassinations, turf battles between criminal groups have resulted in violent crime in areas frequented by U.S. citizens.”

However, these concerns don’t seem to be impacting Mexico’s tourism boom, at least for now.

“The number of tourists visiting Mexico soared reached 35 million visitors last year, up 9% from 2015,” MarketWatch noted last month.

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