A BODY found in the boot of a burnt out car in Malaga had been shot three times.

The grim discovery was made by firemen after they were called to put out the blaze in the Campanillas district on Wednesday night.

Police believe the victim – who was most likely male – was dead before the fire was started.

And sources have revealed he had several gunshot wounds including one to the head.

Police believe at least two people were involved in the murder as someone had to drive a getaway car in what may have been a settling of scores.

And they are now trying to identify the victim from the charred remains using their dental records.