Men held over Pilar bar AK-47 shoot-out

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TWO Spanish men were arrested as suspects in a shooting incident in a cocktail bar in Pilar de la Horadada. At about 1.30am on June 20 two people drove by in a pick-up truck and started shooting at the blinds and entry of the bar before driving off, according to eye witnesses.

Nobody was injured, but the establishment sustained damage. The firearm used was an AK-47 army assault ruffle, ballistics analysis shows. It is illegal for non-army personnel to use this type of weapon and owning one is considered a serious crime. Guardia Civil believe that this was a ‘revenge crime’.

A home in San Javier was raided in an attempt to find the weapon, but only ammunition identical to the nine cartridges found at the scene of the crime were found. The detainees have been charged with possession of prohibited weapons as well as damaging property. Investigations are still underway to find the weapon and further arrests have not been ruled out.

 

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