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British man, 39, is shot dead on the Costa del Sol by gunman who fled in a ‘high-end’ vehicle 

British man is shot dead in his car on Costa del Sol before gunman flees in ‘high-end’ vehicle

  • A 39-year-old British man was gunned down today in the Riviera del Sol in Spain  
  • Police attempted to administer CPR at the scene but were unable to save his life  
  • Death comes after a string of murders in an outbreak of Costa del Sol violence
  • An attack on Friday is suspected of being related to a gangland drugs feud 

A British man was shot dead today in a new outbreak of Costa del Sol violence.

The 39-year-old was gunned down in Riviera del Sol, a popular area with British expats and holidaymakers a short drive from the resort of Fuengirola.

The shooting happened around 3.15pm this afternoon.

Police made a desperate attempt to save his life at the scene by practicing CPR but were unable to save him. He is understood to have been shot several times in the chest.

An unidentified 39-year-old British man was shot dead in a car today in Riviera del Sol, a popular area for British expats. Police can be seen inspecting the vehicle the Brit was killed in earlier this afternoon

The man was shot in Riviera del Sol, a short drive away from Fuengirola, pictured, in Andalusia, Spain

The man was shot in Riviera del Sol, a short drive away from Fuengirola, pictured, in Andalusia, Spain 

The gunman is believed to have fled the murder scene in a luxury car. The image shows police towing away the 39-year-old's vehicle earlier today

The gunman is believed to have fled the murder scene in a luxury car. The image shows police towing away the 39-year-old’s vehicle earlier today 

A high-end vehicle the gunman is believed to have fled in was seen speeding away from the scene.

No arrests have taken place so far.

On Friday a man was shot dead on a a residential estate known as Andasol a short drive from Marbella town centre and close to a beach area called Alvarito Playa east of Marbella.

The shooting comes after an outbreak of Costa del Sol violence in recent months. The car the victim died in can be seen as it is towed away by an emergency response team this afternoon

The shooting comes after an outbreak of Costa del Sol violence in recent months. The car the victim died in can be seen as it is towed away by an emergency response team this afternoon

The gruesome murder was the latest in a string of violent incidents on the Costa del Sol in recent months. They have included two attacks on Brits, the shooting of a Dutchman in a sushi restaurant in the popular resort of Benalmadena and the machine-gun murder of a Frenchman outside his home in Marbella (pictured)

The gruesome murder was the latest in a string of violent incidents on the Costa del Sol in recent months. They have included two attacks on Brits, the shooting of a Dutchman in a sushi restaurant in the popular resort of Benalmadena and the machine-gun murder of a Frenchman outside his home in Marbella (pictured)

Detectives hunting the killer, believed to have fled the scene in a getaway car, have not made any official comment on the nationalities of the gunshot victims, although local reports at the time said they were of ‘Arabic origin.’

That incident is being linked to a gangland drugs feud.

In January a millionaire businessman who was close to the stars of reality TV series TOWIE and partied with the likes of Mohamed Al Fayed, was shot dead outside his luxury Costa del Sol home.

Marco Yaqout (pictured) was gunned down in the early hours of January 21 as he drove into his garage in his trademark UK-plated Bentley

Marco Yaqout (pictured) was gunned down in the early hours of January 21 as he drove into his garage in his trademark UK-plated Bentley

Marco Yaqout was gunned down in the early hours of January 21 as he drove into his garage in his trademark UK-plated Bentley.

His killer was waiting for him outside his villa on a quiet residential street in an upmarket neighbourhood in San Pedro de Alcantara near Marbella called Las Petunias.

The gruesome murder was the latest in a string of violent incidents on the Costa del Sol in recent months.

They have included two attacks on Brits, the shooting of a Dutchman in a sushi restaurant in the popular resort of Benalmadena and the machine-gun murder of a Frenchman outside his home in Marbella.

English-speaking entrepreneur Marco was described at the time of his murder as the owner of at least five-well-known nightspots in Puerto Banus, including the TOWIE favourite TIBU, and Linekers.

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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