17 Mar, 2024 @ 10:51
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Man shoots ex-partner dead in Spain’s Malaga before turning weapon on himself

16 January 2021 (Mijas,Malaga) Arrival of the detainee at the Civil Guard headquarters in Fuengirola del Melillero

SPAIN’S Guardia Civil has opened an investigation after a 52-year-old man in Malaga province allegedly shot his ex-partner dead before turning the weapon on himself and taking his own life. 

The incident took place on Saturday night in the municipality of Pizarra, which is located some 30 kilometres from Malaga city. 

Police were called by neighbours after they heard several loud bangs. 

The man and the victim, who was aged 49, had been separated for several years, according to Diario Sur, and had two children together aged 23 and 16. 

The Guardia Civil has opened an investigation into the alleged murder-suicide.

Sources close to the investigation told the online daily that the man turned up at the woman’s house and fired two shots at her, before killing himself with the same weapon. 

According to the Guardia Civil, there were no prior complaints filed against the attacker for domestic abuse. 

Radio network Cadena SER, meanwhile, reported that the woman had just begun divorce proceedings.

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Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter has been living in Madrid since the year 2000 and has worked as a journalist and translator practically since he arrived. For 16 years he was at the English Edition of Spanish daily EL PAÍS, editing the site from 2014 to 2022, and is currently one of the Spain reporters at The Times. He is also a voice actor, and can be heard telling passengers to "mind the gap" on Spain's AVLO high-speed trains.

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