A British man shot a nightclub doorman in Benidorm after he was refused entry into a nightclub, police say.
The 46-year-old suspect has been arrested by police and will appear in court tomorrow or on Friday.
Police said the Brit had got into an argument with the 36-year-old doorman after he and a friend were denied entry into the venue, which hasn’t been identified.
The bouncer, believed to be Romanian, suffered a leg injury.
“His life is not in danger. Although he was injured, he managed to see the car the gunman fled in and was able to alert a police patrol in the area who put out a radio alert to colleagues who managed to stop the suspect,” a police source said.
The shooting is said to have happened at around 1am this morning in the city’s lively Little England area.
It is believed the Brit wasn’t allowed in the nightclub because he was drunk.
A gun has been seized and is being tested to see if it has been used in previous crimes.
Police continue to probe the shooting.
“A British man aged 46 has been arrested over a shooting outside a nightspot in Benidorm,” a National Police spokesman confirmed.
And a town hall spokesman said: “Around 12.30am two people who were drunk were refused entry to the venue by a member of the security staff.
“Around 1am a vehicle drove up to the nightspot and shots were fired from the car which ended with a doorman being hit in the leg with a bullet.
“Police in the area were alerted and a suspect was arrested near the scene.”
In March, stag do reveller Jim Clark died after an altercation in Little England.
A British man was later arrested.
Mr Clark, from Hawick, Scottish Borders, suffered a blow to his head.