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Gunfire at Mexicali concert could lead to tightened security


Artists' bodyguard blamed for shooting - no one hurt

MEXICALI, Mexico (KYMA, KECY) - A concert in Mexicali ends with gunfire. Now future events could face even tighter security.

It happened around dawn on Sunday in the Palenque. Police say it began when a bodyguard for the group Codiciado slapped a fan for asking for a photo with the band's lead singer. Officers say the fan slapped the bodyguard back, and he fired shots into the ground. The gunfire caused panic in the crowd, but no one got hurt.

In spite of the lack of injuries, the incident has Mexicali's mayor reviewing security protocols.

"We all know that these concerts are a lot of alcohol and drugs, we do have checkpoints at the entrances for the public, however at the entrance where the artist arrives with his staff and bodyguards there we do not have revision filters, we will analyze it to put measures stricter because that cannot happen again," said Mayor Norma Bustamante.

Officials met Monday to discuss security measures for future concerts. The state's prosecutors office has now opened an investigation into the incident.

Nassieli Pizano

Nassieli Pizano comenzo como reportera del Valle Imperial para Telemundo 3 en agosto del 2018.

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