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7 Killed Amid Wave of Violence in Acapulco

A covered body is removed from an apartment building where a woman and two men were executed in the Alta Progreso neighborhood of Acapulco, Mexico, Aug. 29, 2017. Both men were bound with tape, and all three were shot in the head at an apartment outfitted as an office for a taxi service.

Mexican authorities say seven people have been slain in the beach resort of Acapulco as the city continues to grapple with a violent crime wave.

The killings Tuesday included the slaying of two men and a woman at an apartment used as an office for a taxi service.

Guerrero state security spokesman Roberto Alvarez said Wednesday that both men had been bound with tape and that all three had been shot in the head. Family members said the men were taxi drivers.

Acapulco registered 483 homicides in the first seven months of the year. That was down about 13 percent from the same period in 2016, but still on pace for it to remain Mexico's deadliest city.

Nationwide, homicides are up 27 percent so far this year.