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MURDER SCENE: Officers inspect the body

AN evening execution has left a man dead on the streets of Marbella and a police manhunt underway

Police are seeking two men who shot the 50-something man at point blank range in scenic Cabopino port.

A total of five shots – one through the eye – left the man lying on his back in the restaurant 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.

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POLICE PRESENCE: The crime scene with the restaurant to the left

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.

“A police car had just arrived, but the officers were just sat inside. There was nobody inspecting the scene. There was no sense of urgency.”

He continued: “Soon there were lots of tourists taking photos and the police started to cordon the scene off.”

The golfer, based at Vale de Lobo, on the Algarve, added that no ambulance arrived for some time.

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MARBELLA: There have been several gang land murders in the area in recent months

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.

“It’s awful that these shootings seem to be happening much more frequently.”

When the Olive Press contacted Da Bruno’s, a waiter said he could not confirm or ‘say anything’ after consulting his manager.

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.

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