By Tara Rippin • 23 April 2020 • 16:23
FRIENDS and family of the victim were so delighted to have the recovered coronavirus patient home, one of them began shooting into the air.
But as can be seen from the video which has gone viral, their joy quickly turns to horror as the tragedy unfolds.
The images show two men getting out of a vehicle. One of them shoots in the air again and again and then appears to have problems firing the gun.
As the victim carries his bag of personal belongings towards his home to be welcomed by family members, neighbours and friends, he is fatally struck in the head by a bullet and falls to the floor.
Relatives try to help the victim, while the shooter appears to be frozen.
According to local press reports, nothing could be done to save the man’s life.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.
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