THE MAN shot dead on the streets of Marbella last night has been revealed to be a 60-year-old French national.
A police manhunt is ongoing in search of the two suspects who shot him at point blank range at Cabopino port, but no arrests have yet been made.
A total of five shots – one through the eye – left the man lying on his back in the restaurant of Da Bruno’s car park.
In the fourth apparent gangland murder on the Costa del Sol in just two months, the suspects sped off towards the nearby A7 toll road entrance in Calahonda at full speed, breaking through one of the barriers heading towards Malaga.
They were driving a blue Renault Megane rental car, which was later dumped and set alight in Mijas.
British golf pro Ian Williams heard the shots from inside Da Bruno’s before going out to get his car, which was parked nearby.
“I was one of the first people to see him lying on the floor. He was on his back, rigid, with a hole in what looked like an eye,” he told the Olive Press.
Another British expat who saw the dead body had arrived at Da Bruno’s to collect a takeaway order.
However minutes after arriving she claimed staff became panicked and said someone had been shot and killed in the car park by the restaurant.
“Imagine if I had interrupted the shooting or if I had seen it, I would have been absolutely petrified.” she said.
The fresh shooting comes just days after Briton Peter Williamson was shot dead outside his home in Mijas. He was the fourth murder victim in the last couple of months.
Police believe that killing was also gang-related.