Young man believed to be in critical condition in hospital after drive-by shooting in Malaga
A 24-year-old Spanish man is believed to be in critical condition at Malaga Regional Hospital after a drive-by shooting in the capital. The incident happened around noon on Sunday, January 23, when the victim was sitting on a bench in Plaza Pepito Vargas, in the La Trinidad district.
The La Trinidad neighborhood of the city is an area where police have had to make a concerted effort in recent years to police several organizations specializing in drug trafficking. Many of them who live in the neighborhood’s public apartments have seen their gangs dismantled.
A car is said to have passed and one of the occupants opened fire on the man through the open window of the vehicle. One bullet reportedly hit him in the chest, while the other bullets lodged in nearby furniture and nearby parked vehicles.
After taking the bullet, the man reportedly managed to stagger to a nearby establishment to seek help. The shot was not fatal but he was bleeding profusely from the chest. An ambulance arrived and transferred him to a hospital about 2 km from the scene of the shooting.
According to health sources consulted by ABC, the 24-year-old was shot in the chest. His state of health is very delicate, and he was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital where he remains under observation.
A National Police investigation is reportedly underway into the incident, but no arrests have yet been made, as sevilla.abc.es reports.
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