British tourist shot in the face in Marbella

British holidaymaker, 50, is fighting for life in hospital after he was shot in the face in bar in Marbella as five Britons are arrested by police

  • Five people, also believed to be British, have been arrested after the attack
  • The victim was shot at least once in the face during a fight on Saturday night
  • He is said to be in a critical condition and had been staying in a luxury resort 

A British holidaymaker, 50, is fighting for his life in hospital after being shot twice in the face in the Costa del Sol resort of Marbella.

Five British people have been arrested in connection with the incident, which happened last night at around 9pm. 

They were held near the scene of the shooting, in a street called Avenida del Prado in Nueva Andalucia, a residential area which forms part of the municipality of Marbella.

A British holidaymaker is fighting for his life in hospital (pictured) after being shot in the face in the Costa del Sol resort of Marbella

The alarm was raised by a member of the public who said a fight was occurring and a man had been injured after a firearm was used.

The victim was rushed to Costa del Sol Hospital and is condition is understood to be critical. 

Well-placed sources said the gunshot victim was a tourist and had been staying on a luxury residential estate in Estepona a 25-minute drive west of Marbella. 

The attack took place in a street called Avenida del Prado in Nueva Andalucia (pictured), a residential area which forms part of the municipality of Marbella

A police spokesman confirmed the gunshot victim was a 50-year-old and said the shooting followed an earlier fight in an unnamed commercial premises thought to be a bar.  

Saturday night’s shooting was the fourth in the province of Malaga in the past month.

Two occurred on the Costa del Sol and another in the provincial capital.

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