THE identity of a British businessman gunned down outside his home has been revealed.
Peter Andrew Williamson, 39, from Salford, was shot dead as he parked his Audi after returning from the gym on Thursday at around 3:15pm.
Assassins fired seven bullets at him as he arrived outside his villa in the Riviera del Sol urbanization near La Cala de Mijas.
One shot hit him in the heart and killed him instantly, before around 10 police arrived at the luxury address.
Original reports suggested that the suspected killer who was of ‘Arabic origin’ sped off from the murder scene in Calle Ofrebres in a getaway car.
This has not yet been confirmed, although police have said that no arrests have yet taken place.
A Guardia Civil spokesperson told the Olive Press: “There was a shootout involving firearms in the Riviera del Sol urbanization.
“Emergency services arrived and gave CPR to the victim but they could not save him.”
Local paper Diario Sur claim police are working with the theory that the hit was drug-related.
It added that Williamson had been arrested by police in March for his alleged role in shipping cannabis out of Malaga.
One neighbour also told the Olive Press that Williamson may have been ‘involved in the drug trade’.
Earlier today, those close to Williamson, who was nicknamed Snaggle, paid tribute to him.
“My caring beautiful nephew little Peter,” wrote Peter’s aunt Carol Williamson Moores.
She added: “Taken from us in horrible circumstances. Gone too soon. Love you Snaggle. Always in my heart. Will never be forgotten.”