Brit businessman shot dead in front of daughter, 14, in Cancun after ‘car was ambushed by two hitmen on motorbikes’

A BRITISH enterprise man has been shot dead in an execution type killing in Mexico – in front of his terrified teenage daughter.

Chris Cleave, 54, was driving by way of Cancun when he was ambushed by two males who opened fireplace on the fashionable vacationer resort.


The property mogul was killed immediately after a bullet hit him in the pinnacle, and his daughter Chloe, 14, was taken to hospital to be handled for minor accidents.

Police later arrested the two killers after the fled the scene on motorbikes after the horror slaying.

Mr Cleave who’s initially from Truro, Cornwall, had lived in Mexico for greater than a decade after transferring there in 2014.

A police supply advised the MailOnline: “This was not a random shooting but a targeted attack. He was chosen to be murdered.”

Officers additionally imagine that he was adopted by the killers from his house, and was shot at 9.30am on Saturday after stopping in visitors.

He had celebrated his daughters 14thbirthday simply three days earlier than the contract type killing in his purple Audi.

His devestated brother Nick paid tribute to Chris, saying: “RIP child bro, love you a lot.

“Let’s hope the b*****ds get theirs.”

Shocked mates of Cleave, who ran a property administration firm, expressed their grief at his homicide on-line.

Sue Steggles stated: “So very unhappy to have misplaced you Chris Cleave you had been one of the nice guys and brought far too younger.

“I will look back on our Saturday nights with fondness, you were a big part of our life for such a long time. My heart goes out to Chloe and Yvonne — feeling sick.”

Patrick Delage added: “My condolences to all his family and mates.

“People from around the world will celebrate his life. Thank you for being there for us in Playa.”

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