November 10, 2015
An Irishman has been shot dead in broad daylight by two masked gunmen in a bar on the Costa del Sol.
The armed pair burst into Harmons Irish Bar in Elviria, close to several exclusive beach clubs about 5.25pm local time today.
Gerard ‘Hatchet’ Kavanagh has been shot dead in broad daylight by two masked gunmen in a bar on the Costa del Sol.
The armed pair burst into the bar this afternoon and fired nine bullets into the victim.
Gerard ‘Hatchet’ Kavanagh tried to escape after seeing them coming through the front door but collapsed in a pool of blood with gunshot wounds to his arms and back.
A burnt-out BMW X3 was discovered nearby shortly after the shooting, which happened at about 5.25pm local time at Harmons Irish Bar in Elviria.
Police are tonight combing the BMW to see if it was used as a getaway, the Irish Mirror reported.
A source said: “The gunmen were wearing Balaclavas and were dressed from head to toe in black.
“The shooting had all the hallmarks of a professional hit.
“It looks like the they picked a time when they knew the bar wasn’t going to be busy.
“It is believed the victim was trying to flee when he was shot because many of the nine bullets he took hit him in the back.
“A BMW X3 was found burnt out a few miles away. It is being examined now to see if it is connected with the shooting.”
A police spokesman said: “A fatal shooting has occurred near to Marbella. We are investigating.
“I cannot confirm the victim’s identity at this stage.
“A local described the victim as aged in his mid-30s.