Another shooting occurs at a music festival!

Early morning, January 16th, The BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, shots were fired at Blue Parrot during Elrow’s closing party. The Thompson Hotel, close to the Blue Parrot, is also said to have been attacked.

Apparently, five people have been shot dead, including a security guard. We await for more details on the matter. Jack Revill, better known as Jackmaster  Scottish DJ from Glasgow, who had performed at The BPM Festival, informed the public about the situation through his live-tweets.

Angel, a witness who was at the Blue Parrot for London promoter Elrow’s night, spoke to Dazed from Mexico. She said: “We were at Elrow, in the back of the club. We heard what appeared to be gunshots but a worker told us to calm down, it was just fireworks. People (sic) started getting up and again the shots started. My friends saw the shooter running across the back of the club shooting into it through a metal rail. One of my friends saw a person shot and bleeding.

Once the shooting stopped we jumped over that same fence and ran on the beach about 10 blocks. We were helped by some other party goers by letting us hang out in their hotel for a few minutes. They saw a guy shot in the head.”

After a few minutes we left that hotel and we saw police had a guy in custody and he was yelling ‘it wasn’t me’, as we turned the corner we heard another two shots and ran again. We finally found a taxi that stopped for us and brought us to our Airbnb.

Another witness, Valerie Lee, Mixmag‘s US Digital Editor, provided some more details.

We were in the backstage area, which is super close to the main entrance. At least four to five shots were fired.”

“People started running because there’s an exit in the back. We stopped and hid behind a cement wall, then crawled under a metal table.

Some disturbing footage has emerged, as can be seen from these videos posted by

BPM Festival also tweeted to say that all parties have been shut down, advising people to stay inside. Jackmaster recently tweeted to send condolences to the affected families.

Our thoughts and prayers to those injured, and their families.