During the late morning hours of 12 March 2022, two gunmen riding a motorcycle shot and killed a U.K. expatriate who had stopped his vehicle at the intersection of Avenue Xcalacoco and Federal Highway 307 near the tourist city of Playa del Carmen, located in Quintana Roo state. The businessman had lived as a permanent resident in Mexico since 2013. Another individual in the vehicle suffered minor injuries in the attack. Authorities have detained two suspects in relation to the killing. While the motive for the attack is under investigation, local media reports allege that the victim had recently received extortion threats.