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Gunfire reportedly erupts at Mexico nightclub during BPM Festival

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 16/01/2017 NICOLE HENSLEY

Gunfire erupted at a beach resort rave in Mexico early Monday, sending droves of revelers stampeding into the streets.

The apparent shooting took place just after 2 a.m. as clubbers waited in line to attend the BPM Festival’s final night and more packed the dance party inside the Blue Parrot in the tourist haven of Playa del Carmen, about 40 miles south of Cancun.

The number of fatalities and injuries were not immediately known and it's unclear what sparked the incident during the annual dance music festival in its 10th year.

A video shows terrified clubgoers cowering below tables as pounding music from “Psychedelic Trip” night continued inside the Blue Parrot. Others bolted through a street lined with nightclubs screaming “gun.”

Stephen Rosado, 26, of White Plains, heard the bullets rip at the Blue Parrot while across the street at the TriBeCa club. He saw people fleeing for safety from a second-floor balcony during his first trip to Mexico.

“I heard at least five to six gunshots,” Rosado told the Daily News. “I saw everyone that was in line to go into the Blue Parrot running away.”

The shooting forced panicked partiers, including Rosado, to shelter in nearby clubs for at least 30 minutes as police rushed to the Blue Parrot. He saw paramedics putting two people into ambulances.

“We were hiding behind a bar, everybody was crouching down,” said Rosado’s friend, Alina Arakelyan, of Brooklyn. “I was so scared.”

Gunfire reportedly ripped through the BPM Festival at at Playa del Carmen club in Mexico. - Victor Chavez/WireImage © Provided by New York Daily News Gunfire reportedly ripped through the BPM Festival at at Playa del Carmen club in Mexico. - Victor Chavez/WireImage

Authorities did not immediately collaborate details of the incident, according to local reports.

Several musicians slated to perform late Sunday into the early hours Monday told fans on social media they were not hurt in the incident.

“I was on the decks while shootings happened at blue parrot,” tweeted Hamburg-based DJ, Sidney Charles. “Me and my friends are safe. What a tragedy.”

Officials with the BPM Festival urged people to stay inside amid “alleged reports of shots fired this morning at Blue Parrot.”

“All BPM parties are shut down while police investigations are underway,” the festival tweeted but later deleting the messages.  

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