A British man has been shot dead in the latest incident of violence on the Costa del Sol.

The 39-year-old was shot several times in the chest at around 3.15pm this afternoon at Riviera del Sol, Malaga.

The area is popular with British expats and holidaymakers and only a short drive from the resort of Fuengirola.

Emergency services attended the scene, but were unable to save the man’s life.

The suspect was seen speeding away in a ‘high end vehicle’ from the scene.

No arrests have taken place so far.

It comes after a man was shot dead on a residential estate known as Andasol on Friday, a short drive from Marbella town centre and close to a beach area called Alvarito Playa east of Marbella.

Officers hunting the killer, believed to have fled the scene in a getaway car, have not made any official comment on the nationalities of the gunshot victims, although local reports at the time said they were of ‘Arabic origin.’



That incident is being linked to a gangland drugs feud.

In January, a millionaire businessman was shot dead outside his luxury Costa del Sol home.

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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.

Additional reporting by Gerard Couzens.