The Policía Nacional has got to the bottom of a gangland shooting in Marbella leading to the arrest of three British citizens. The victim, who belongs to the same gang as his assailants, had several bullet wounds in his legs.
One of the gunmen pretended to be a concerned passerby and accompanied the victim to the hospital in order to avoid suspicion of his being involved.
The police investigations began in May following the Hospital Costa del Sol in Marbella reported treating a 27-year-old British citizen for gunshot wounds. The police questioned both the victim and the person who brought him in, finding several contradictions in their statements.
Despite being fed erroneous information, the police managed to find the scene of the crime, which was about six kilometres from where the victim and ‘helper’ claimed it had taken place. The police also discovered what vehicles were used and with that information they were able to identify the owners.
All this information led to the arrest of two more British residents, 23 and 24-years old. The third arrested gang member was the 29-year-old Irishman who took the victim to hospital, pretending to be a good Samaritan.
The operation was complete with the finding of the weapon used, together with a silencer and 140 rounds of ammunition.
(News: Marbella, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)