Rampage in Marbella: judge questions injured Irishman (32) because of violent argument

THE injured Irish party-goer arrested after a stabbing and shooting incident at a Marbella beach club will be questioned by a judge at the hospital tomorrow.

Police today confirmed the unnamed 32-year-old was now well enough to be officially questioned.

A coroner investigating the incident at Marbella’s Opium Beach Club, in which four people, including the Irishman, were shot dead and the alleged gunman stabbed, will question him at the Costa del Sol hospital.

After that, he will decide whether to agree to his release on bail pending an ongoing investigation or his remand.

Two people arrested earlier this week in the beach club incident, the alleged shooter, a 40-year-old Dutch national, and a friend suspected of abetting him, have already been remanded in custody.

The Irishman was arrested in hospital on Wednesday after exiting intensive care.

He was initially described as the victim of a stray bullet.

Investigators are said to have concluded he may have been involved in an altercation that led to the alleged gunman stabbing and responding by allegedly pulling out a handgun hidden in a belt pouch in his pants and making a botched attempt at his attacker to shoot.

His attacker is still being hunted by police after fleeing the VIP area on the stage where South African DJ Black Coffee was performing to a packed crowd as the drama unfolded just after 1am on Monday and closed led to a mass rush to get to safety.

The arrested unnamed Irishman was identified locally as one of the “friends” who accompanied the knifeman to the sold-out event.

The respected Malaga newspaper Sur reported that the two groups involved in the ugly confrontation in the VIP area, where tables cost up to €5,000, were Dutch on one side and “mainly British” on the other.

It was also reported that the suspect’s gunman’s friend, who appeared in court on Wednesday, had told a judge that the argument, which ended in the stabbing and shooting, began when the knifeman gulped down a drink from a bottle without permission served to her table.

The man suspected of shooting dead four revelers declined to answer questions from the judge during his behind-closed-doors court appearance.

A source at the Costa del Sol hospital confirmed today that the two most seriously injured gunshot victims, the Irishman and a woman believed to be Moroccan, “met well” after leaving intensive care.

A source from Spain’s National Police in Malaga said: “The third inmate at the Opium nightclub is still in hospital.

“He will be handed over to justice tomorrow at the hospital and a judge will decide whether he should be remanded in custody or released on bail.”

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