At least 13 killed in nightclub fire in Murcia, Spain
At least 13 people have been killed in a fire in adjoining nightclubs in Murcia in southeast Spain, Reuters reports. Credit: Firefighters of Murcia via Storyful
The former head of Spain’s People’s Party in the Catalonia region was shot in the face in Madrid on Thursday, police said.
Alejo Vidal-Quadras was shot in the wealthy Salamanca area of central Madrid at about 1.30 p.m. and taken to hospital.
Spanish police said they were hunting two men in connection with the shooting who were on a black Yamaha motorbike. The gunman, who was wearing a helmet, stopped and got off to shoot Vidal-Quadras.
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After the shooting, both men escaped on the motorbike.
Forensic police staff members investigate after the former leader of the main Spanish right-wing party, Partido Popular, Alejo Vidal Quadras was shot and injured in the Nunez de Balboa street of Madrid on Nov. 9, 2023. (OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP via Getty Images)
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Vidal-Quadras, 78, was the head of the center-right PP in Catalonia.
Police have cordoned off the area where the shooting happened. No arrests have yet been made, police said.