TENSION is growing in the Las Flores district of Malaga in Spain’s Costa del Sol with the third shooting incident in a week.
Last night, (December 12) residents called police after hearing shots ring out just after 10pm.
Local Police were first on the scene and they found four shotgun cartridge casings in calle Obispo Bartolomé Espejo. They also saw two people dressed in dark clothes who fled the scene before they could be stopped.
In the last week there have been two more firearms incidents in the same neighborhood. The first of these episodes took place on Sunday. The emergency services received several calls from neighbours who reported that a mass brawl involving more than 30 people was taking place and gunfire had been heard.
The first patrols to arrive, from the Málaga Local Police, found bullet casing on the spot as well as a sickle, a knife and several sticks.
Barely 24 hours later, the alarms went off again in the same area. On Monday afternoon, calls were received alerting police to a new fight that, according to sources, was related to the previous day’s fight and in which firearms had also been involved.
These two armed incidents are in addition to those that occurred last week in the neighbourhood of La Corta. The National Police has an open investigation to locate and arrest those involved in two shootings that occurred the same night. In the first, a car was shot at, and in the second, a house façade. In total, there have been five shootings in Málaga city in the last week.