The investigation into the shooting of a man outside a well-known nightclub in Puerto Banús early on Monday morning points to the victim having fired the gun at himself accidentally. He has since been arrested for being in possession of a firearm.
Police were called to the door of Kube at 6.05am on Monday with reports of a man having been shot in the leg.
Initially an ambulance took the victim to the Hospital Costa del Sol before he was moved to Malaga. He later returned to the Hospital Costa del Sol when doctors had stabilised his condition and was kept under observation.
Sources at the club say that it was the doormen who had first noticed the man's injury and had called police. He had apparently been walking down the street.
The man is said to be aged 30 and of Moroccan origin.