Swimwear-clad tourists fled for their lives as a gunman fired into a restaurant in an area of the Costa del Sol usually packed with Brit holidaymakers.
A clip of the incident in the resort of Puerto Banus shows a man in what looks like a football jersey get out of car with a sub-machine gun as tourists begin to scarper in a panic at around 6pm on Tuesday, July 18.
Local reports said three shots were heard ringing out before the gunman fled in a waiting getaway car. The car, believed to be a BMW, was found gutted near to the scene of the crime.
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Police sources said no arrests had yet been made and an investigation into the shooting was ongoing.
The shots are said to have been fired into an eatery which has not been named and, miraculously, no-one was injured.
The incident took place in the vicinity of the Cristamar shopping centre, home to shops, offices and restaurants in the heart of Puerto Banus which at this time of the year is thronging with tourists from the UK and Ireland.
The fire from the car caused a wildfire which emergency responders were called to put out around 7.30pm.
The Costa del Sol has seen an uptick in gang-related violence in recent years.
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On May 17 two men dressed in black entered a cafe in San Pedro Alcantara a short drive from the scene of Tuesday's incident and fired at two others sat on the terrace before fleeing. No-one was injured in the incident.
The car the gunman used as a getaway vehicle, described at the time as a dark blue BMW, was set on fire near the scene.
Six British men were held at the start of February following the attempted murders of three Irishmen at a lake called Turtle Lake near Marbella in September last year.
One of the Irish targets, a 24-year-old who has been described as a pal of a Dublin gang boss known as Mr Flashy, was shot in the leg. The other two were unharmed.
Police described the crime at the time as the work of a criminal gang specialising in “settling scores.”
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