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British man, 39, shot dead in BMW in Costa Del Sol after being caught up ‘gangland shooting’

A BRITISH man has been shot dead in a BMW in a suspected gangland hit in the Costa del Sol.

The victim was gunned down in popular ex-pat area Riviera del Sol amid a new outbreaks of violence across the region.

Cops rushed to the scene near the resort of Fuengirola around 3.15pm this afternoon as officers battled to save his life.

He is understood to have been shot several times in the chest and died at the scene.

A plush getaway motor believed to have been used by the gunman was spotted speeding away from the scene.

No arrests have been made.

On Friday a man was shot dead on a a residential estate called Andasol near Marbella town centre.

Detectives hunting the killer, believed to have fled the scene in a getaway car, have not officially confirmed where the victim is from.

SPATE OF VIOLENCE

But local reports at the time said he is of “Arabic origin.”

That incident is being linked to a gangland drugs feud.

In January a millionaire businessman who was close to the stars of reality TV series TOWIE and partied with the likes of Mohamed Al Fayed, was shot dead outside his luxury Costa del Sol home.

Marco Yaqout was gunned down in the early hours of January 21 as he drove into his garage in his trademark UK-plated Bentley.

His killer was waiting for him outside his villa on a quiet residential street in an upmarket neighbourhood in San Pedro de Alcantara near Marbella called Las Petunias.

The gruesome murder was the latest in a string of violent incidents on the Costa del Sol in recent months.

They have included two attacks on Brits, the shooting of a Dutchman in a sushi restaurant in the popular resort of Benalmadena and the machine-gun murder of a Frenchman outside his home in Marbella.

English-speaking entrepreneur Marco was described at the time of his murder as the owner of at least five-well-known nightspots in Puerto Banus, including the TOWIE favourite TIBU, and Linekers.


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