Fear of reprisals after Gypsy family shot dead in Almeria.

TWO men and a woman were killed on Tuesday night in a shooting in Cuevas del Almanzora, Almeria. The Mayor of Cuevas del Almanzora, Jesus Caicedo, described the events as “very nasty” and asked locals to stay “calm” as the situation was “under control”.

However, local residents claim “the worst is yet to come” for fear of reprisals. The Guardia Civil confirmed that the three people were a married couple, aged 46 and 42, and their son, 25, and are believed to have been gypsies.

The two men were taken to the nearby Inmaculada Hospital, but died there.

The shooter, who handed himself in to the Guardia Civil and is not a gypsy, was also injured. It appears he had been stabbed at some time before the shooting, as he was covered in blood and was taken to Torrecardenas Hospital.

He had allegedly argued with the family several days earlier over a report he had made against them for robbery and armed himself with a shotgun to go after them, shooting them in the street.

Meanwhile, local residents say they cannot believe that man, the son of a well-known local farmer, could have been the shooter, as he had never been involved in any problems.

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