Shortly before 1200 local time (1700 UTC) on 7 December 2021, multiple shots were fired at Playa Langosta, located in Cancun’s Hotel Zone in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. According to the state’s police chief, gunmen arrived at the beach on three jet skis and opened fire into the air before fleeing the scene. No one was injured in the shooting. Security personnel seized the watercraft; however, the gunmen remain at large. The incident occurred amid the deployment of a significant number of security personnel, who have recently begun patrolling beaches in Cancun. Authorities deployed approximately 1,500 National Guard troops to Quintana Roo on 1 December, following gang-related shootings that raised concerns regarding the deteriorating security environment in the popular tourist destination.