A British businessman was gunned down in entrance of his 14-year-old daughter over the weekend in what Mexican authorities are calling “a targeted attack.”
Chris Cleave, a 54-year-old actual property agent from Cornwall, was shot lifeless in Cancun Saturday as he drove by way of the vacationer scorching spot together with his teen daughter, in response to a report by the Every day Mail.
Authorities stated the gunmen fled the scene on a motorbike however had been later captured by police.
Cops stated the killers had adopted Cleave, who has lived in Mexico for almost a decade after relocating from the UK, after he left his residence that morning, the Mail reported.
“This was not a random shooting, but a targetted attack,” a police supply informed the outlet. “He was chosen to be murdered.”
Police have but to pin down a motive for the lethal assault, however investigators are probing an ominous message left by narcotraffickers earlier this month, threatening the house owners of a neighborhood upscale restaurant.
Within the message, the gang, which allegedly sought to promote medicine on the eatery, wrote, “We are coming for you.” The word ended with, “Also for you Cris, with the red Audi.”
Police stated there isn’t a indication that Cleave, who was driving a pink Audi when he was gunned down, was in any manner concerned within the drug commerce.
His daughter was handled at a neighborhood hospital for minor accidents, the Mail stated.
The accused killers have solely been recognized by police as Jose N., 30, and Lenin N., 18.
Phrase of the businessman’s violent demise shocked his associates.
“I am shocked, gutted and deeply disturbed by this horrible, horrible news,” pal Kristen Amrhein wrote on Cleave’s Fb web page on Sunday.
“You were the highlights of my trip to Playa and I will miss you, my friend,” Amrhein wrote. I at all times regarded ahead to our humorous exchanges and it was my privilege to have recognized you. My deepest condolences to your loved ones and your dearest, Chloe.”
Cleave’s final put up was on March 9 commemorating his daughter’s birthday.