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Gunshot death in quiet Axarquía village

An ambulance outside the house in Benamocarra.
An ambulance outside the house in Benamocarra. / SUR
  • The dead man was said to have run a bar before retiring

Guardia Civil are investigating the death of a man in his sixties in Benamocarra, near Vélez-Málaga, on Thursday morning. The man had a gunshot wound to his head. His brother was also found with a gunshot wound to his arm.

Residents in the quiet Axarquía village said that the brothers were well known and highly regarded locally. The dead man was said to have run a bar before retiring.

Emergency services were called to the house near the Plaza del Calvario at breakfast time. Two shotguns have been taken away for analysis.