The killing happened yesterday at around 19.55, in calle Cuesta del Calvario, after neighbours called the police to report gunfire. Police arrived on the scene to find a 37 year old man from Gambia had been shot with a shotgun at pointblank range. He died on the way to hospital.
The Guardia Civil were able to identify the killer from eyewitnesses and launched a manhunt for him. A.N.N., a local gypsy who was “well known” in Cuevas, was seized by police as he drove past Aguilas, apparently fleeing to seek shelter from family members in Murcia.
Armed police were last night and today patrolling Cuevas del Almanzora to prevent revenge attacks, although none have been reported so far. Witnesses told Ideal newspaper that the attack appeared to be over a dispute about the payment of rent for an apartment.