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03 Oct 2019 | 08:22 AM UTC

Spain: Shooting in Barcelona leaves one injured October 3

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One injured in shooting in central Barcelona on October 3; investigation is ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/5/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Barcelona

Event

A shooting in Barcelona has left one person critically injured in Barcelona on Thursday, October 3. The incident occurred at 05:00 (local time) between Plaza Folch i Torres and Reina Amàlia street, in which residents heard four shots. Media reports indicate that the suspect remains on the loose. The incident is being investigated as criminal in nature.

A heightened security presence is likely in the vicinity of the incident and across the city as police try to locate the suspect.

Context

Barcelona has observed an increase in violent crime in recent years. The year 2019 has seen 15 victims of homicide or murder in the city.

Advice

Individuals in Barcelona are advised to avoid the area of the incident, report any suspicious objects or behavior to the police, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities. Due to increased crime rates throughout Barcelona, travelers are advised to remain vigilant at all times.

 

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