British holidaymaker is fighting for life in hospital after he was shot in the face in Costa del Sol resort of Marbella
- Five people, also believed to be British, have been arrested after the attack
- The victim was shot at least once in the face during a fight on Saturday night
- He is said to be in a critical condition and had been staying in a luxury resort
A British holidaymaker is fighting for his life in hospital after being shot in the face in the Costa del Sol resort of Marbella.
Five arrests are said to have been made so far in connection with the incident, which happened last night at around 9pm.
They are also believed to be British, although there has not yet been any official confirmation.
A British holidaymaker is fighting for his life in hospital (pictured) after being shot in the face in the Costa del Sol resort of Marbella
They were held near the scene of the shooting, in a street called Avenida del Prado in Nueva Andalucia, a residential area which forms part of the municipality of Marbella.
The alarm was raised by a member of the public who said a fight was occurring and a man had been injured after a firearm was used.
The victim was rushed to Costa del Sol Hospital. He is understood to have been shot at least once in the face, although local reports said he may have been shot twice and suffered injuries to his nose and an eye.
His condition late on Saturday night was critical.
He has not yet been named.
The attack took place in a street called Avenida del Prado in Nueva Andalucia (pictured), a residential area which forms part of the municipality of Marbella
Well-placed sources said the gunshot victim was a tourist and had been staying on a luxury residential estate in Estepona a 25-minute drive west of Marbella.
Saturday night’s shooting was the fourth in the province of Malaga in the past month.
Two occurred on the Costa del Sol and another in the provincial capital.