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An American woman was killed in Mexico on Friday night when she was hit by gunfire that erupted in a beach club in the resort of Tulum, officials said, in what is believed to have been a dispute between drug dealers.
Prosecutors in the state of Quintana Roo said over the weekend that the woman had no connection to a man from Belize—a suspected drug dealer—who was also killed in the incident. The prosecutors did not release the American’s name, but sources told ABC News she was identified as 44-year-old Niko Honarbakhsh, a Los Angeles native who had been living in Cancun.
The man killed in the incident was allegedly found to be in possession of cocaine and pills, prosecutors said. They added that the shooting suspects have been identified and are now being hunted by law enforcement.