Irish man among four shot dead at Marbella nightclub

Spanish police said an Irishman is in intensive care after he was shot in the chest in an early morning incident at a Marbella club.

A spokesman for Spain’s National Police in Malaga confirmed a 32-year-old Irishman was one of two people in intensive care after being shot in the chest.

He was hospitalized after being hit during a DJ set at Opium Beach Club after 1am.

At least four other people were also injured in the incident.

Witnesses reported seeing a woman lying seemingly lifeless on the ground at the popular beachfront venue outside the city of Marbella.

Police confirmed they were not aware of any fatalities, although initial unconfirmed local reports indicated that one of the victims died from his injuries.

A spokesman also confirmed they had arrested the suspected gunman, a Dutch national, who suffered stab wounds to his head and chest after allegedly firing his gun at the crowded club.

A spokesman for the Spanish National Police said: “Regarding the shooting incident at the Opium in Marbella, we can confirm that five people have been injured.

“Four have sustained gunshot wounds, one of whom is in serious condition.

“One person who is the suspected shooter suffered stab wounds to the chest and head.

“He has been arrested and is in police custody.

“Police investigations are ongoing.”

At least one English speaker could be above him saying “I heard gunshots” after a rush to leave the venue, as four gunshots rang out and revelers stormed off the crowded dance floor.

The shooting is believed to have happened during a fight between two groups of revelers in a VIP area of ​​the beach club, after a man was thrown out by bouncers shortly before.

He is understood to have returned moments later to confront the gunman, who responded by drawing a pistol after being stabbed and missing his intended target when firing the gun.

One man was seen grabbing a huge bottle of Belvedere vodka and swinging it around his head, while another removed his shirt as if preparing for a brawl before the shots rang out.

South African DJ Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, was among those scheduled to perform at the Opium Beach Club last Sunday night.

A spokesman for Spain’s National Police in Malaga said: “Two of the victims, an Irish man and a woman, are in intensive care at the hospital.

“The alleged shooter is still in the hospital.”

A Costa del Sol hospital source said: “Five people have been hospitalized overnight following the incident at the Marbella beach club.

“One is a 40-year-old man and he has various stab wounds to his forehead, neck, back and eye.

“In principle, his condition is not serious, but his development is being monitored and doctors are awaiting the results of further tests.

“Another is an 18-year-old man. He has a gunshot wound in his left hip. Again, his condition is not serious, but the results of further tests are pending.

“A 36-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to his back. He’s not serious, but we’re watching his development and waiting for the test results.”

Referring to the two most seriously injured patients, who are believed to be the woman lying on the floor at Opium Beach Club and the Irish national, the source added: “A 32-year-old woman suffered gunshot wounds and has trauma to her brain abdominal and pelvic area.

“She has had surgery and is seriously in intensive care.

“A 32-year-old man sustained chest injuries after being shot. He is also serious in intensive care and is being monitored so his development can be charted.”

The Irishman was not named by police and it was not immediately clear if he was on holiday or living in the area.

It was also unclear if he was one of the VIP revelers involved in the violence that ended in the shooting, or was uninvolved and caught in the crossfire. Irish man among four shot dead at Marbella nightclub

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