This horrifying video footage shows Benidorm tourists fleeing in terror after a gunman opened fire near a nightclub.
Tourists reported hearing shots at around 11pm on Wednesday near "the strip" or "the square" – the area of bars and clubs full of holidaymakers.
Two men – including a 42-year-old British man – suffered injuries after shots were fired outside a nightclub in the centre of the resort, an area known as Little England.
One bystander took footage in the immediate aftermath of the shooting with tourists fleeing for their lives.
Shocked tourist Billy Adamson, 60, was on holiday with his wife.
He said: "We were just about to go upstairs about 11 o’clock when a family ran into the hotel with the dad pushing his family through the people in the hotel.
"I had a look along the street and there were loads of people at the Square.
"We went upstairs and I filmed the ambulances arriving.
"I then looked along to the next street and saw police cars arriving from everywhere.
"I think they had a taxi hemmed in."
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Videos posted on Twitter show police and emergency service vehicles swarming on the busy area – popular with British holidaymakers.
One witness wrote: "Nothing like a rush of emotions when you’re sat in a bar in Benidorm and all of a sudden 15 cop cars pull up outside pull two people out of a car because there’s been a shooting two minutes up the road from where you’re at."
Michelle Todd, from Yorkshire, said she was sat in the bar called the Secret Garden when she heard the shots, knowing straight away it wasn’t fireworks.
She said at the time: "Two people have been shot and it’s all shut off. It’s scary. We’re not moving anywhere yet."
The two injured are not thought to be seriously hurt with the British man believed to have been hit in the buttocks.
Four bullet casings were reportedly found at the scene.
A spokesman for Alicante Transfers, posting on Facebook , said: "It seemed there was someone shot in the leg and three others involved.
"People went running from the clubs and the main strip.
"The Strip and clubs have now been closed and sealed off.
"At this time the police have one person in custody.
"Seems to be a drug war."
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