PANIC has hit the streets of Estepona tonight after a succession of ‘gunshots’ saw people ‘running for their lives’. 

Witnesses have told the Olive Press they heard around nine gunshots before seeing hoardes of people running along the promenade and the bustling Calle Real.

“It was crazy,” one British expat said, “People were in a panic and started running into restaurants.”

The Brit said she was locked inside popular haunt Rincon Toscano for around 20 minutes.

“It was terrifying,” she said, “we had no idea what was happening, we’ve all got memories of what happened in Paris and Barcelona, we thought it might have been a terrorist attack.”

A waiter told the Olive Press: “I was outside serving and I heard boom, boom, boom!

“I thought it was fake then I saw everyone running, it was insane.”

Witnesses said they saw police chasing two men.

They are believed to have been arrested although nothing has been confirmed by the authorities.

The incident is believed to have started outside Mr Noodles.

Restaurants and bars have now unlocked their doors.

The situation is believed to be under control.

More to follow…

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