Artists React to Shooting at Mexico's The BPM 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.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT (UPDATED): It is with great sadness to share that police have confirmed reports... https://t.co/nsCEugIYlK— The BPM Festival (@TheBPMFestival) January 16, 2017
Someone has come into the club in Playa Del Carmen and opened fire. 4-5 dead and many wounded. Stay in ur fuckin hotel if you're here at BPM— JACKMASTER (@jackmaster) January 16, 2017
Guy 5m in front of us got shot. We all jumped the fence to get out and saw at least 4 bodies down on the escape. #BlueParrot— Wax Motif (@WaxMotif) January 16, 2017
No words man...completely thrown off blessings to everyone affected & stay safe guys ----— TheMartinezBrothers (@themartinezbros) January 16, 2017
Apparently there was a shooting at Blue Parrot. We were in the DJ booth at the time. It was total chaos. We're ok. Hope everyone else is...— Dubfire (@dubfire) January 16, 2017
Woke up to terrible news of shooting at BPM festival :( wtf...— United Hairline (@atrak) January 16, 2017
Very sad news about the shooting at Bpm festival. My thoughts and condolences are with the victims and their families. ✌️❤️— Mano Le Tough (@manoletough) January 16, 2017
Can't believe what I'm hearing right now! Club shooting People being shot dead in Blue Parrot BPM god I hope this gets sorted right now ----❤️— Steve Lawler (@DJSteveLawler) January 16, 2017
Sending love and strength to the whole @TheBPMFestival family and all our dance music community right now.— The Black Madonna (@blackmadonnachi) January 16, 2017
Literally shocked after hearing about the shooting at BPM.--— Davide Squillace (@DavideSquillace) January 16, 2017
Condolences to the victims of this tragedy.
More love, less violence!
Awful news from @TheBPMFestival, stay safe everyone x— Scuba (@ScubaOfficial) January 16, 2017
Stay safe people - horrible news https://t.co/rEDZSbW5Ae— Richy Ahmed (@Richy_Ahmed) January 16, 2017
oh no no no no.... just heard about the bpm shooting... the world is a scary place right now.. these shootings have to stop !!— CARNAGE (@djcarnage) January 16, 2017
wake up to find out some of my friends were almost killed last night at the bpm shooting,,— slushii (@SlushiiMusic) January 16, 2017
scary stuff man