Crime & Justice

Alleged gang shooting leaves 1 dead in city near Madrid

Madrid, Oct 3 (EFE).- One person was shot dead and three others were injured after an alleged gang fight broke out at a club in a Madrid satellite city, emergency services said Monday.

The deadly altercation occurred in the early hours of Monday morning in the city of Fuenlabrada, located to the south of Madrid.

A 21-year-old man of Dominican origin was pronounced dead 45 minutes after paramedics began resuscitation efforts.

He suffered a gunshot wound to the head and had a deep laceration on his face, apparently caused by a machete.

Police sources told Efe that they were working to track down two suspects who fled the scene.

Two men, 18 and 31, were hospitalized for gunshot wounds to the arm and shoulder respectively.

Local police forces are investigating whether the incident was associated with gang violence.

They are also working to establish if there were any links with another shooting that claimed the life of a 19-year-old of Venezuelan origin in the nearby city of Alcorcón.

The Fuenlabrada club is a popular hangout spot for young gang members.

A spate of deadly gang violence in the Madrid region earlier this year prompted authorities to boost police monitoring.

In February, a 15-year-old was killed in a machete attack outside a popular nightclub in the city center. A 25-year-old was killed in a stabbing that same night.

The attacks were linked to the warring Dominicans Don’t Play and Trinitarios gangs.

Gang violence in Madrid is commonly linked to gangs of Latin American origin, and include the Latin Kings. EFE


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