Marbella club shooting started over stolen drink accusation; Dutch suspects denied bond
A violent incident involving knives and gunfire at a beach club in Marbella took place after an argument over stolen liquor, the Spanish newspaper Sur reported, citing police sources. Two Dutch men are incarcerated for the violence that occurred during the early morning hours on Monday.
The investigation has shown that a man was accused of stealing drinks from a VIP table held by a group of Dutch people. The man, who was part of a primarily British group, was subsequently kicked out of the club by security. He returned moments later with a knife and wounded one of the Dutch people, who then pulled out a gun and opened fire.
A total of five people were injured in the incident. An Irish man who was wounded and taken to an area hospital has since been arrested as the third suspect, according to the Spanish newspaper. He also acted violently, according to the media outlet. The male suspect who stabbed the Dutchman fled the scene and was still missing on Thursday morning.
The magistrate overseeing the investigation denied bond for the two Dutch, and ordered them on Wednesday to remain behind bars. Both men can potentially face charges of attempted murder, causing some of the victims’ injuries, and the illegal possession of weapons.
The injured Dutch person was released from a hospital ward earlier this week.
Reporting by ANP