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.’

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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.