What happened this morning on Playa Principal?

by JACK @, Friday, August 02, 2019, 11:55 (45 days ago)

I hear there was a shooting.

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What happened this morning on Playa Principal?

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, August 02, 2019, 13:03 (45 days ago) @ JACK

I hear there was a shooting.

You just answered your own question.

What happened this morning on Playa Principal?

by connie, Friday, August 02, 2019, 15:22 (45 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Rob, I appreciate your running this message board and love all the photos you share with us until we can return to your beautiful city. But for those of us who do spend a month or some time there each year, we would also appreciate just some basic facts about what happened. No sensationalizing or graphic pictures, "just the facts, mam" Thanks.

What happened this morning on Playa Principal?

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Friday, August 02, 2019, 15:54 (45 days ago) @ connie

He already did.

What happened this morning on Playa Principal?

by Aunt Chelada, Saturday, August 03, 2019, 08:18 (44 days ago) @ Talley Ho

If you refuse to believe nothing happened, doesn't mean it didn't. I guess when you live so close to the beach, it's easy to keep your head in the sand. Sure, more than likely it was an isolate incident directed at a specific person for a specific reason. That doesn't mean the public, be it locals, tourist or future tourists should not be informed of what is happening there.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, August 03, 2019, 09:10 (44 days ago) @ Aunt Chelada

If you refuse to believe nothing happened, doesn't mean it didn't. I guess when you live so close to the beach, it's easy to keep your head in the sand. Sure, more than likely it was an isolate incident directed at a specific person for a specific reason. That doesn't mean the public, be it locals, tourist or future tourists should not be informed of what is happening there.

So before there were news reports available confirming the details, what was the information I was supposed to provide? Because Talley Ho had no idea of what happened, so no one should be criticizing them for anything.

I didn't see the incident, but dozens of people did, and they all did nothing as the shooter allegedly walked away calmly. Someone said he went to the local Oxxo. So when people were asking for details I didn't have any other than what Jack apparently already posted: a man was shot on the beach while he was sitting at Casa Arcadia.

You are the second person to unfairly question the integrity of Tally Ho and me. My initial reaction was nowhere near as kind as this response. I had quite a busy day yesterday, and entertaining morbid curiosity was not high on my list of priorities. That's what the police section of our newspapers is for.

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What happened this morning on Playa Principal?

by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Saturday, August 03, 2019, 11:49 (44 days ago) @ Aunt Chelada
edited by jaui, Saturday, August 03, 2019, 12:06

8-03-2019

@Aunt Chelada

Re: ..."If you refuse to believe nothing happened, doesn't mean it didn't. I guess when you live so close to the beach, it's easy to keep your head in the sand. Sure, more than likely it was an isolate incident directed at a specific person for a specific reason. That doesn't mean the public, be it locals, tourist or future tourists should not be informed of what is happening there."

It appears that discussion of this case got unnecessarily mean-spirited.

I suspect what the original post of Jack, and of Connie were wondering about, was the "who-what-where-when-how-why" of the incident. As simple as that.
By nature, most people are curious, and do want to know what happened, which is, I.M.O., neither out of the ordinary nor should be considered to be a "morbid" curiosity.

Though on the other hand, at least my perception is that I don't think this website is for dealing with la "nota roja".
As was mentioned......"That's what the police section of our newspapers are for."

Some board users may choose to use Rob as a source, as he is one of the most knowledgeable people when it comes to Z information.

So, yes, on one hand, "the public, be it locals, tourists or future tourists" should be informed of what is happening, but on the other hand, maybe that information, at least in these types of incidents, would be best obtained from news sources who's business is to report on incidents such as this unfortunate case.

A suggestion for an option to replying to a user when another crime occurs, a "form letter" type reply such as:

On this website it is not our business to deal with la "nota roja". Please refer to one of the local newspapers, or other news sources for further information......

seems to me would be a "kinder & gentler" neutral way of responding to inquires about criminal activity in Z.

Regards.

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jaui

What happened this morning on Playa Principal?

by cladio46, Saturday, August 03, 2019, 13:37 (44 days ago) @ jaui

i would like to know which local newspaper you are talking about? to my knowledge only the despertar de la costa did so, but decided to abandon the subject after a visit from some Strange people

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What happened this morning on Playa Principal?

by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Sunday, August 04, 2019, 00:32 (43 days ago) @ cladio46

Re: "I would like to know which local newspaper you are talking about? to my knowledge only the despertar de la costa did so, but decided to abandon the subject after a visit from some Strange people"

@cladio46

It was meant to be a general comment, about checking the local newspapers to learn more about whatever "nota roja" you are interested in.
I am not following the specific incident about el Sr. Nava López in any local periódico.

Despertar; La Voz; Diario ABC de Zihuatanejo,
I think are the big three.

Here's a link to the ABC
https://abcdezihuatanejo.com/

Regards.

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jaui

What happened this morning on Playa Principal?

by cladio46, Sunday, August 04, 2019, 10:27 (43 days ago) @ jaui

If you check the policiaca news on your link, you will find confirmation of what i am saying. Nothing after 2018 Only the Despertar dared make report of crimimal activities around Zihuatanejo and it stopped this year. If you want to check them all, use the periodicos de Mexico site

What happened this morning on Playa Principal?

by Susanopera, Saturday, August 03, 2019, 13:15 (44 days ago) @ Aunt Chelada

Furthermore: Just a thought, having lived in Mexico some 30+ years, it may not have been correct, (Mexican Culture speaking), for Rob to post details, if he had them or not.

Sooner, or, later, (or in some cases, maybe never), you learn the culture in Mexico.

Learning to read in the language of the country, Spanish, is helpful.....just sayin.

I am not being mean, just my personal, practical experience and education about Mexico, its people, language and culture.

Move on folks and please don’t piss off the owner of Zihuatanejo.net either.

Thank you and have a great day.

Susan

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What happened this morning on Playa Principal?

by mrsmcford @, Kailua Kona, HI, Friday, August 02, 2019, 17:23 (45 days ago) @ connie

What happened this morning on Playa Principal?

by connie, Friday, August 02, 2019, 21:41 (44 days ago) @ mrsmcford

Thanks for the courtesy of a reply.

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What happened this morning on Playa Principal?

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, August 02, 2019, 22:25 (44 days ago) @ connie

Thanks for the courtesy of a reply.

She beat me to it, but you’re welcome anyway.

What happened this morning on Playa Principal?

by SweetSusy @, Saturday, August 03, 2019, 08:36 (44 days ago) @ mrsmcford

Praying for his family and friends. So sad.