MARBELLA streets have been left blood stained after a man was shot in the face outside a bar on Avenida del Prado this weekend.
The Olive Press can reveal the altercation came after two British groups locked horns while drinking at a popular venue in Marbella, which cannot be named for legal reasons.
The two gangs – both understood to be from Liverpool – were out on the night that the Liverpool Everton derby took place in the UK.
An Aloha estate agent, who knows the club and bar owners told the Olive Press: “it was a long messy night.
“It started with drinks and food, two opposing gangs, all scousers, staring each other out.
“They all got very drunk and started arguing then ended up shaking hands, all cool. Then it kicked off.”
An unverified video now sweeping social media allegedly shows the moment a gun-toting British gangster fired his pistol during the fight.
In the footage, security guards attempt to take down the assailant before shots are fired during the brawl. The violence then spilled out onto the streets.
Olive Press reporters are in the process of verifying the video.
“One of the doormen is an MMA kickboxer and knows how to handle himself,” a Marbella business man, who has lived in the area for two decades, told the Olive Press.
He continued: “The tragedy is the guy that takes out a gun and starts shooting. I’m not sure how many shots were fired but only one was shot at the victim in hospital.
Despite police claiming the tourist was 50, sources told Olive Press: “He’s a young guy with kids, about 30 years old and the bullet went down his neck into his shoulder.
“He’s been put in an induced coma and is very lucky to be alive.”
“Five guys were running down the street chasing another guy shouting,” a British expat, who was playing tennis at the Aloha Tennis Club at the time, told the Olive Press.
“One guy pulled out a gun and they just shot him, three shots, literally 30 yards away.”
The victim is now fighting for his life in critical condition at Carlos Haya Hospital, Malaga, where he was transferred for emergency surgery.
Last night, a spokesman told the Olive Press “he’s still in a very serious condition. We will keep you informed.”
She was unable to give any further details about age, name or where he was from.
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