Gunman Opens Fire In Marbella Nightclub, Injures 5 People

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Image via Solarpix
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A lone gunman opened fire in a packed beach club in Marbella, Spain, leaving five people injured with two in a serious condition in hospital.

The incident, which took place at Opium nightclub during the early hours of Monday morning, occurred when a fight broke out, according to local media. One person—believed to be the gunman—was stabbed and has been arrested, officials say. They said the suspect is in a serious condition with chest and head injuries.

Video published online appears to show a man brandishing a large spirits bottle; seconds later, several bangs are heard and clubbers at the crowded open-air venue run in panic.

A spokesperson for Spain’s National Police said: “With regards to the shooting incident at Opium in Marbella, we can confirm that five people were injured. Four have suffered gunshot wounds, one of whom is in a serious condition. A person who is the suspected gunman has suffered stab wounds to the chest and head—he has been arrested and is under police custody.

Situated on the Costa del Sol, the beach club boasts on its website: “We are permanently seeking to bring out joy, energy, and authenticity to help create the best summer memories.” It is attended by thousands of Brits who folk to the upmarket hotspot every year.