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Vancouver man, friend shot in Mexico

A Vancouver man is in critical condition in a Mexican hospital, and his friend is stable, after the two were shot at a strip club and tourist hot spot.

A Vancouver man is in critical condition in a Mexican hospital, and his friend is stable, after the two were shot at a strip club and tourist hot spot.

Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed Thursday that two Canadians were shot on Tuesday in Cabo San Lucas, a resort town at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.

A local newspaper, the Tribuna de Los Cabos, reported the victims are 26-year-old Donguyen Ninhtrung from Van­couver and Michel Brenhan Spowe, 28. Metro was not able to confirm that Spowe is also from Vancouver.

The Mexican newspaper reported that the victims were sitting with another tourist from the United States in a strip club called Mermaids.

Two men walked in, sat down at a nearby table and ordered beers. Moments later one of the men stood up, walked to the Canadians’ table and, according to witnesses, pulled a gun and shot the pair without saying a word.

A security guard was also shot and injured as dancers and patrons — mostly foreign tourists — all dropped to the floor.

The suspect then ran through a back door.

Spowe is in stable condition after being treated for gunshot wounds to his throat and leg, while Ninhtrung was shot in the neck and is reportedly in grave condition.

The newspaper said that police have no suspect or motive and are in the process of reviewing surveillance tapes.

Foreign Affairs spokesperson Daniel Barbarie told Metro that Mexican authorities informed Canadian officials of the shooting on Tuesday.

“Consulate officials are in contact with Mexican authorities, the hospital and victims’ families,” Barbarie said.

 
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