Four people are shot and wounded in Marbella nightclub packed with Brits before gunman is stabbed

Four people including Irish man are shot and wounded in Marbella nightclub packed with Brits before gunman is stabbed: Terrifying footage shows stampede to escape as gunshots ring out

  • The shootings occurred at 1.10am today at Opium Beach Club in Marbella
  • A fight broke out in the VIP section and shots then rang out on the dancefloor
  • The gunman was stabbed in the head and torso and he remains in hospital

Four people have been shot in a Marbella nightclub after a gunman went on a rampage on the crowded dancefloor.

The shootings took place in the early hours of this morning at Opium Beach Club, a club popular with British tourists in the Spanish holiday hotspot.

Footage shared online shows a fight breaking out among revellers in the VIP section, before a shooter took out his gun, causing a huge stampede as partygoers desperately fled the venue in chaotic scenes.

He was then stabbed in the head and torso, sources said, and he remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Police sources said the gunman was Dutch and one of the victims was Irish although this has not been confirmed. 

A woman has allegedly been killed after four people were shot in a Marbella nightclub when a gunman went on a rampage on the crowded dancefloor

A woman has allegedly been killed after four people were shot in a Marbella nightclub when a gunman went on a rampage on the crowded dancefloor

A woman has allegedly been killed after four people were shot in a Marbella nightclub when a gunman went on a rampage on the crowded dancefloor

The shootings took place in the early hours of this morning at Opium Beach Club, a club popular with British tourists

The shootings took place in the early hours of this morning at Opium Beach Club, a club popular with British tourists

Unconfirmed reports suggest a woman has been killed although police have not confirmed any deaths. 

All of the other shooting victims remain in hospital and their conditions are not yet clear.

Police received a call about the violence at 1.10am.

Footage shared on social media shows the shooting took place inside the VIP section of the club.

One could be seen grabbing a large bottle while others took their shirts off as if they were preparing for a punch-up.

Police have not yet confirmed the nationalities of those hurt, although a man heard shouting just before shots rang out appeared to be talking in French.

Another was heard yelling over and over: ‘What the f***’ as revellers tried to flee, although English did not appear to be his first language.

One man was then heard saying: ‘I heard gunshots.’

Footage shared on social media shows the shooting took place inside the VIP section of the club

Footage shared on social media shows the shooting took place inside the VIP section of the club

A huge stampede broke out after the shots were heard as revellers fled the crowded dancefloor

A huge stampede broke out after the shots were heard as revellers fled the crowded dancefloor

A huge stampede broke out after the shots were heard as revellers fled the crowded dancefloor

A neighbour living near the venue told a local paper: ‘I couldn’t sleep because of the noise of the music and suddenly I heard four shots.

‘I looked over my balcony because I knew straight away it wasn’t the sound of fireworks like other nights.

‘That’s when I saw a lot of people running out of the venue.

‘Police and ambulances began arriving very quickly. I counted 18 police vehicles and at least three ambulances but I think one had already left with the most seriously injured casualty.’

South African DJ Black Coffee, whose real name is Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, was among those due to perform at Opium Beach Club last night.

A British expat who was among the revellers said: ‘There was an initial problem in the VIP area which the bouncers sorted and led to one person being taken away.

‘The shooting occurred during a second incident about ten minutes later.

‘They were swinging around those massive bottles of Belvedere Vodka and the bouncers charged back to try to sort it out and that’s when the shooting started.

‘I was with my husband and he just flung himself on top of me because at one point the gunman seemed to be shooting out into the crowd.

‘There was a real mad panic and everyone just rang for the exits. It was all very confusing.’

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