A MAN has been arrested with nine rounds of ammunition stuffed down his pants after shots were fired near the Feria de Malaga.
Police in Malaga cuffed the 43-year-old Spaniard who was bleeding from his mouth early yesterday morning at around 12:30am.
Five gunshots were heard after a man reportedly shouted: “Do you want shots? Well, you are going to have shots.”
Following the incident, officers from the Operational Support Group (GOA) of the policia Local detained the suspected gunmen.
He claimed his injury was caused by a fall, before the police took him to a medical centre.
Once there, he allegedly asked doctors to immediately wash his hands, which officers believed could have been an attempt to remove evidence that he had used a firearm.
The suspect was picked up in Portada Alta, a residential area just streets away from where more than 10,000 people were partying at the feria.
Despite locating the bullets, police did not find a weapon.
The man was arrested on charges of disruption of public order, with investigators working with a theory that the incident may have stemmed from a familial dispute.