The area where the shooting took place.
British man, 39, dies after being shot in Riviera del Sol

British man, 39, dies after being shot in Riviera del Sol

The man was apparently on his way home from the gym when he was shot five times inside his vehicle in Mijas

Álvaro frías / Juan Cano

Friday, 22 November 2019, 14:08


A 39-year-old British man died as a result of gunshot wounds in Riviera del Sol, Mijas, following a shootout on Thursday afternoon.

The emergency services were called at around 3.15pm when several caller reported hearing gunshots in Calle Orfebre.

Witnesses said that the man had been shot inside his car. It is thought that another car drew up alongside the victim's and the shots were fired from inside.

Despite attempts at resuscitation at the scene, the emergency services were unable to save the man's life.

The victim had apparently just got home from the gym when the shooting took place outside his home.

The alleged perpetrator fled the scene in a high-end vehicle. Guardia Civil officers gave chase but at the time of writing no arrests had been made.

The attack comes just days after a man of Arab origin was shot dead on Friday 15 November in the Andasol residential area in Marbella. Another man was seriously injured.

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