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Five arrested after shooting at an adult club off Marbella’s Golden Mile

Police outside Casa Masa in the La Carolina area.
Police outside Casa Masa in the La Carolina area. / Josele-Lanza
  • Police later found the burnt-out getaway car allegedly used by the person who fired shots that left four people injured, including one in intensive care

Police in Marbella have been trying to piece together what happened last Sunday morning at an adult club in the town that led to four people being injured, one seriously, five arrests and the discovery of a burnt-out getaway car.

Officers were called to the Casa Masa club on Calle Victor O’hayon Taplero, near Marbella’s Golden Mile, shortly before 9am on Sunday after a report that somebody was firing at people in the club.

On reaching the club, they found four people spread out around the venue suffering from gunshot wounds. Most of the wounded are French nationals of Algerian origin.

All were taken to the Hospital Costa del Sol in ambulances and one was transferred to the intensive care unit with four wounds to his throat and chest. The other three were kept under observation with less serious injuries. All the wounded were arrested.

According to sources, an argument had broken out between several clients at the adult venue and one had gone off to look for a gun and opened fire on the others.

The alleged gunman fled the scene in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, which was found on Monday by local police burnt out in the Velerín area of Estepona. The vehicle was said to have been rented in Marbella.

Police said on Monday that a fifth man had been arrested although it wasn’t immediately known if he was the supposed gunman.

Also on Monday two of the three less seriously injured victims were released from hospital while one underwent surgery. The fourth wounded man continued in intensive care.