What should have been a happy family celebration turned into a scene of horror in San Pedro earlier today

Website Marbella Confidencial named the victim as David Ávila Ramos, 36, known as ‘el Maradona‘. He was fatally shot in front of his wife and children as they were due to attend one of the children’s communion.

The attack took place close to the Iglesia Parroquial Virgen del Rocio just before 2pm.

The attacker pulled up to the victim’s car on a motorcycle and fired three shots through the window before feeling the crime. Ramos who owned a beach bar and martial arts gym on the coast, was rushed to hospital, where he died of his injures.

Sources indicate that the killing was a settling of scores between drug gangs, as the beach bar recently burned down in a deliberate attack.