AN ASSASSIN is being hunted after a man was shot dead in the street in the El Campello area this afternoon.
Several shots were fired in Calle Mayor José Poveda Verdú where the victim suffered a fatal head wound before the gunman escaped in a vehicle.
The shooting happened in front of the Villa Marco shopping centre close to a playground.
The age and nationality of the victim has not been revealed but it is thought the killer was known to the victim and that the shooting was the result of a vendetta.
The Civil Guard is investigating.