Sunday 22 April 2018

Irishman killed in Spanish bar

An Irishman was shot dead today during a row at a popular Spanish tourist resort.

John O'Neill, 40, from Dublin, was gunned down at Coco's Bar in Benalmadena, near Malaga, on the Costa del Sol.

It is understood a British man has been arrested in connection with the attack.

Father-of-two young children Mr O'Neill was understood to be holidaying in the resort with his girlfriend at the time.

It is believed she was in the bar with him when he was shot in the early hours of this morning. She was uninjured.

Unconfirmed local reports say Mr O`Neill was hit in the stomach after an argument.

Sources said the gun attack is not believed to be gang-related.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is providing consular assistance.

Press Association

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