Artists React to Shooting at Mexico's The BPM Festival

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Police guard the entrance of the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa del Carmen, Mexico on Jan. 16, 2017 after a deadly shooting occurred in the early morning hours outside the nightclub while it was hosting part of the BPM electronic music festival.

The dance music community responded with shock and sorrow to reports that a gunman killed five people and injured 15 at The BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico on Monday (Jan. 16) morning.

Quintana Roo district attorney Miguel Angel Pech Sen said the dead include two Canadians, one Italian and one Colombian citizen. Pech also said uniforms three members of the event's security staff are among the dead, and that one woman was killed in the stampede following the shooting.

Pech said it was not a terrorist attack, and said three people had been detained nearby, but it was unclear if they had been involved in the shooting.

Artists immediately took to social media to express their horror and solidarity with the victims of the shooting.