Irish man in intensive care following shooting in Spanish nightclub 1 year ago

Irish man in intensive care following shooting in Spanish nightclub

Five people have been injured following a shooting and stabbing incident at a nightclub in Malaga.

An Irish man is among those injured following a shooting and stabbing incident that took place in a nightclub in Spain in the early hours of Monday morning (18 July).

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Five people were attacked after a gunman opened fire at the Opium Beach Club just outside of Marbella. According to local authorities, the gunman, a Dutch national, has been arrested. He reportedly suffered stab wounds to his head and chest after carrying out the attack.

The injured Irish man has not been named, but The Irish Times reports that he is 32 years of age, quoting sources at Costa del Sol Hospital in Marbella noting that two of the four people rushed to the hospital are in a "serious" condition, with the Irish victim receiving intensive care treatment after being shot in the chest.

The suspected gunman is also in hospital, where he is receiving treatment for his wounds.

"With regards to the shooting incident at Opium in Marbella we can confirm that five people were injured," said a spokesperson for Spain's National Police.

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"Four have suffered gunshot wounds, one of whom is in a serious condition. A person who is the suspected gunman has suffered stab wounds to the chest and head. He has been arrested and is under police custody. The police investigation is ongoing."

Video of the incident circulating on social media shows a fight breaking out between multiple people at the venue, before gunshots are heard and partygoers begin to flee.

Another clip show visitors screaming and running away while music continues to play at the beach club.