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Two shootouts in one night break the silence of a deserted Malaga

The bag and weapons that were recovered.
The bag and weapons that were recovered. / SUR
  • Three men were arrested and four firearms confiscated following shootouts in the space of minutes in the La Trinidad and La Palmilla areas on Wednesday morning

Three men have been arrested following two shootouts in the city of Malaga in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The silence of the lockdown was first broken at around 2.30am. Several calls reported that a shooting was taking place on Calle Bustamante in the La Trinidad area. The police were informed that there were three armed men shooting at the front of a house.

Once the National Police arrived, the occupants said that the perpetrators were from the 'Jordan' clan with which they are in conflict. The officers then radioed in the characteristics of the three men.

It didn't take long for them to be located. A Local Police patrol crossed paths with two of the suspects who were on a motorbike on Avenida Barcelona. The officers told them to stop but their instructions were ignored. Sources say that they threw the bag that they were carrying on the ground and that the police officers had to stop the chase to recover it. Four firearms (three pistols and a revolver), as well as almost 300 cartridges were found inside.

Just moments later, the second of the shootings took place. Several calls alerted that shots were heard in the La Palmilla neighborhood. The description of these alleged perpetrators matched that of the La Trinidad incident.

Shortly afterwards, a Local Police patrol spotted a shirtless man who fit the description of the third man allegedly involved on Calle Guadalén. The 22-year-old suspect was arrested after a chase and allegedly kicking one of the officers.

The other two suspects, aged 31 and 32, were located by Local Police on Paseo de Martiricos.