Man killed after gunman opens fire during San Juan celebrations in Galicia

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Arealonga beach, Redondela.

A 25-YEAR-OLD man has died during the San Juan festivities in Redondela, Galicia, after being shot by a fellow reveller on Arealonga beach.

The incident occurred just before 6am and a 43-year-old man with an existing criminal record has been arrested after a string of witnesses identified him.

It comes as a statement by the National Police revealed that the two men did not know each other, and the alleged gunman “opened fire” on the victim and a friend, who was unharmed, after they complained to him about “some small issue regarding appropriate public behaviour.”

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Investigators also thanked members of the public who were quick to report the incident and others who helped locate the shooter “not far from the scene.”

Trying to escape in a taxi, he was found to be wielding a “large calibre” weapon, and remains in police custody as investigators probe the chain of events leading to the victim’s death.

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