The Americas

3 slain near beach in troubled Mexican resort of Acapulco

  • Federal police officer patrol Caleta beach crowded with local residents and tourists in Acapulco, Mexico, Friday, May 13, 2016. The city of Acapulco and Guerrero state in general have experienced a wave of violence attributed to warring drug gangs. On Saturday Mexican authorities say three men were gunned down, in a tourist-hotel quarter of the Pacific resort city. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

    Federal police officer patrol Caleta beach crowded with local residents and tourists in Acapulco, Mexico, Friday, May 13, 2016. The city of Acapulco and Guerrero state in general have experienced a wave of violence attributed to warring drug gangs. On Saturday Mexican authorities say three men were gunned down, in a tourist-hotel quarter of the Pacific resort city. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)  (The Associated Press)

  • A wounded man lies on the ground and a second one sits in his car waiting for assistance as police arrive to the scene of a shooting near Caleta beach in Acapulco, Mexico, Friday, May 13, 2016. The city of Acapulco and Guerrero state in general have experienced a wave of violence attributed to warring drug gangs. On Saturday Mexican authorities say three men shot dead, in a tourist-hotel quarter of the Pacific resort city. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

    A wounded man lies on the ground and a second one sits in his car waiting for assistance as police arrive to the scene of a shooting near Caleta beach in Acapulco, Mexico, Friday, May 13, 2016. The city of Acapulco and Guerrero state in general have experienced a wave of violence attributed to warring drug gangs. On Saturday Mexican authorities say three men shot dead, in a tourist-hotel quarter of the Pacific resort city. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)  (The Associated Press)

Mexican authorities say three men were gunned down in a tourist-hotel quarter of the Pacific Coast resort city of Acapulco.

The Guerrero state prosecutors' office reports that two 21-year-olds and a 27-year-old were killed Saturday on a street just off the beach.

No further details were immediately available on the victims, and there was no word on possible motive.

Acapulco city and Guerrero state in general have experienced a wave of violence attributed to warring drug gangs.

Authorities say at least two rival groups are fighting for control in Acapulco, which for decades was famed as a favorite beach destination for Hollywood stars and other tourists.

The U.S. government recently banned its employees from traveling there for any reason due to the violence.