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Terrifying moment tourists in swimsuits flee as gunman open fires on Costa del Sol restaurant packed with holidaymakers

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THIS is the terror moment tourists run for cover before a gunman appears from nowhere and fires towards a restaurant in the Costa del Sol holiday resort of Puerto Banus.

Police were last night said to be hunting at least two people including a man who appeared to have used a sub-machine gun following the dramatic incident.

A gunman shot in a crowded shopping area before fleeing

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A gunman shot in a crowded shopping area before fleeingCredit: Solarpix
Tourists were seen fleeing the area in terror

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Tourists were seen fleeing the area in terrorCredit: Solarpix

The moments leading up to the shooting showed two bare-chested men who looked like tourists making a run for it before the gunman.

The assailant is thought to have got out of a car an accomplice was driving before they made their getaway appeared on the scene.

Local reports said three shots were heard ringing out.

The drama happened in broad daylight around 6pm in the vicinity of the Cristamar shopping centre, home to shops, offices, and restaurants, in the heart of Puerto Banus which at this time of the year is thronging with tourists from the UK and Ireland.

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The shots are said to have been fired into an eatery which has not been named.

No one was injured, and there are no reports of any arrests so far.

Unconfirmed reports say the getaway vehicle used in the shooting may be a BMW which was found gutted nearby.

Last year, a club in Marbella was the scene of a bloodbath after a gunman opened fire indoors.

The shooting is believed to have occurred during a fight between two groups of revellers in a VIP area of the beach club at around 1am.

One could be seen grabbing a large bottle while others took their shirts off as if they were preparing for a punch-up.

The man fled the scene shortly after

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The man fled the scene shortly afterCredit: Solarpix
Police are searching for him

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Police are searching for himCredit: Solarpix


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