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Spain: Irishman shot dead in Costa del Sol bar

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Image caption The victim was shot dead by two men in a bar in Elviria near Marbella

A 45-year-old Irishman has been shot dead in a suspected gangland killing in a bar on the Costa del Sol in Spain.

Gerard Kavanagh, from Dublin, was shot several times in an Irish bar in the suburb of Elviria, near Marbella, on Saturday evening.

Two gunmen wearing balaclava masks walked into the bar and fired several shots at Mr Kavanagh.

Following the incident, the victim was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A burnt-out BMW was found nearby shortly after the shooting.

Spanish and Irish police and Interpol officers are investigating the killing.