Murders rock tourist hotspot of Cancun

There has been a disturbing surge of violence in one of Mexico's most popular tourist destinations.

Officials in the resort town of Cancun report 14 murders in one 36-hour span.

The bloodbath was the result of six separate incidents that also left five additional people injured.

The violence is reported to be cartel-related but each execution occurred in close proximity to the popular tourist hotspots.

Nine people were killed on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 alone.

Nearly four million Americans traveled to Cancun in 2017 according to the United States Department of Commerce.