POLICE in Marbella have found the weapons suspected to have been used in the gunning down of Irish gangster Gerard Kavanagh.
The burnt-out BMW X3 found shortly after the shooting a few kilometres away immediately became the focus of police attention. Once it was determined that the car had been stolen, further investigation of the car’s interior led to the discovery of two handguns, according to reports published by the Diario Sur.
All indications point to the firearms being the same as those suspected as used in Kavanagh’s brutal slaying on Saturday September 6.
CCTV footage taken from a business next to the bar where the assassination took place caught the murder on camera. Police are currently studying the film in an attempt to identify the suspects.
The film shows Kavanagh sitting on the terrace drinking a beer, the approach of the masked assailants and the first shots fired. The footage also shows how the victim tried to protect himself by running into the bar. The final moments of the killing, together with the execution-style headshot, are out of the CCTV camera’s field of vision.
The investigation continues with the Spanish police trying to ascertain the full facts of Kavanagh’s attendance at the venue.
Estepona’s Izquierda Unida (IU) political party has asked the Spanish government’s Interior Ministry to explain the rising tide of organised crime on the Costa del Sol, and what the Partido Popular(PP) is doing to end the violence.
This petition from the IU comes after two men were shot in little more than a week in the Marbella and Benahavis areas, with fears from residents and local politicians alike that the area is becoming more and more insecure.
IU’s coordinator, Antonio Murcia, has announced that a meeting will be held on Tuesday September 9 to discuss the problem.