Almeria police arrest suspected shooter for taking potshots at passers-by

VICTIMS: The 25-year is accused of firing an air rifle at three people, injuring them all. CREDIT: Policia Nacional Almeria

POLICE arrested a man for taking potshots at passers-by from a window of his Almeria city home.
Police said 25-year old P.P.A. is accused of using an air rifle with a telescopic lens to shoot at three people, injuring all of them.
One man was hit by a pellet while walking in Plaza del Quemadero, which lodged between his rib arch and his spine and had to be surgically removed.
Two days later the shooter fired at two other people in the same place. He hit a woman in the arm and back and a man in the shoulder. They both ran to a nearby games hall to take shelter.
Police tracked the path of the shots in order to pinpoint where they had come from. Witness statements confirmed investigators’ conclusions and led to a search of the 25-year’s property, the seizure of the gun and the suspected sniper’s detention.
The detainee is being held in prison on three charges of causing serious injury.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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