Tributes paid to British businessman shot dead near Mexican beach resort | Mexico

A businessman from Cornwall has died after being shot in front of his teenage daughter near a popular Mexican beach resort.

Two gunmen opened fire on Saturday as Chris Cleave, 54, was driving on a highway near Playa del Carmen in Quintana Roo state, near CancĂșn, Reuters news agency reported.

Cleave, a permanent resident of Mexico since 2013, worked in real estate and had been threatened by a local gang prior to the ambush, according to local media.

His daughter, who was also in the car, suffered injuries which are understood to be non life-threatening.

Originally from Truro, the businessman