12 May, 2018 @ 19:10
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Victim of Marbella drive-by shooting named as owner of beach club that was torched last month

VICTIM: Avila (far left) and destroyed beach club
DESTROYED: Heaven beach club

THE man who was gunned down after leaving his daughter’s communion was the owner of a beach club which was burned to the ground last month.

According to Marbella Confidencial, David Avila Ramos, 36, was shot four times in his car in a drive-by shooting which has shocked the seaside town of San Pedro de Alcantara in Marbella.

It came a month after his chiringuito, Heaven Beach, was burned to the ground.

VICTIM: Avila (far left) and destroyed beach club

Investigators believe the burning of the club was most likely a warning for him to pay back a debt.


The businessman, who also owns a gym and is known as ‘el Maradona’, was shot four times at around 1.50pm on Saturday.

Witnesses say two men on a motorbike pulled up to his car as one of them shot him in the driver’s seat.

His wife and two children witnessed their father being assassinated at point blank range.

According to witnesses they ran back into the church screaming for help.

The victim was transferred with serious injuries to the Costa del Sol Hospital where doctors could not save him.

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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