Marbella was rocked by a dramatic shooting in broad daylight on Saturday.
At least two people have been injured after multiple shots were fired in the upmarket resort of Guadalmina Alta.
British expats and locals had just begun sitting down for lunch when they heard guns being fired, forcing dozens to run for cover in fear.
According to witnesses, three masked men were seen firing bullets. One man was shot in the leg but managed to make it to a Land Rover and flee the scene. His whereabouts are not known.
Another man was shot in the hand and was taken to hospital for treatment.
Blood was smeared over a nearby car. It is not currently known who the blood belongs to
One waitress said: ‘It was absolutely crazy, there was absolute panic, it was like something from a movie’
A witness said: ‘The three guys were wearing masks and they shot the man in the leg, he was limping but managed to get into a Land Rover and drive away’
One car was pictured sprayed with bullets after being caught in the crossfire.
Smeared blood can be seen on the bonnet of the vehicle and on the ground all around.
One waitress said: ‘It was absolutely crazy, there was absolute panic, it was like something from a movie.
‘I saw one guy earlier in the morning walking around the shops looking very nervous and chain smoking, it looked like he was searching for someone.
‘The three guys were wearing masks and they shot the man in the leg, he was limping but managed to get into a Land Rover and drive away.’
Police tape was put up to block off traffic in the area where the shooting took place
The shooters peppered a nearby car with bullets in the upmarket resort of Guadalmina Alta
Blood was spattered across a car park in the upmarket resort of Guadalmina Alta
Spanish police are currently investigating the shooting, which took place on Saturday afternoon
Two of the gang members incredibly went to a nearby cafe for a coffee, where they were arrested by Policia Nacional less than half an hour later.
A local said: ‘I think they thought they could hide among the locals and go undetected, who knows.’
Three other suspected gang members, who fled the scene in a car, were arrested while filling up their car at a petrol station in nearby Benahavis.
One witness told the Olive Press: ‘My colleague was at the station and said she saw three guys in handcuffs on the floor.’
The nationalities of the shooters and victims are not yet known.
A Policia Nacional officer at the scene told the Sun: ‘We cannot confirm anything as the investigation is ongoing.’