Irishman shot in Torremolinos bar

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    Irishman shot in Torremolinos bar

    THE brother of Ireland’s so-called ‘unluckiest criminal’ has been shot in a bar in Torremolinos.

    Dubliner Michael Joseph O’Driscoll, who was on holiday with his girlfriend on the Costa del Sol, was singled out by a balaclava-wearing gunman who fired one shot and ran out of the bar.

    The 28-year-old victim, who has been described as a low-ranking member of a criminal gang, was taken to hospital but his injuries were not life-threatening.

    Meanwhile Spanish police are now liaising with police in Ireland to try to establish a motive for the attack.

    One theory is that Irish criminals found out O’Driscoll was in Torremolinos and asked associates there to shoot him.

    His brother Thomas, a 100-times repeat offender, was nicknamed Ireland’s unluckiest criminal after he was shot and paralysed in an attack at a north Dublin pub in 2006.

    He later learned to walk again only to be knocked down by a car and end up back in a wheelchair.

    He was jailed in August 2010 for stealing women’s blouses.

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