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Brit woman ‘shot deadin wealthy Madrid community in apparent murder-suicide

A BRITISH woman has been shot dead in an apparent murder-suicide involving her husband in a wealthy residential area near Madrid.

The 59-year-old’s body was found next to her partner’s in the garden of their home in a gated estate in upmarket Pozuelo de Alarcon, to the west of the Spanish capital.

A view of Pozuelo de Alarcón, where the 59-year-old was found dead with gunshot wounds

A view of Pozuelo de Alarcón, where the 59-year-old was found dead with gunshot woundsCrédito: Wikipedia
Spanish police believe the victim was shot dead by per partner in a murder-suicide

Spanish police believe the victim was shot dead by per partner in a murder-suicideCrédito: Twitter/@Policia

Police believe the victim was shot dead by her partner, a 66-year-old local and former pilot, before he allegedly turned the gun on himself.

An alarm was raised by a security guard at the estate around 2.30pm local time on Sunday.

The couple found dead were alone in the property in an area called Urbanizacion Somosaguasa gated commnuity known as La Finca where several footballers including Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale own homes.

Spain’s Equality Minister Irene Montero has confirmed police are investigating the incident as a domestic violence case.

She wrote on Twitter: “All my affection and support for the family at these difficult moments.”

Hana Jalloul, spokeswoman for the left-wing PSOE party in Madrid’s regional Parliament, wrote on social media: “ENOUGH. We are not going to stop until we eradicate gender violence.”

A government office set up to combat gender-based violence added: “We are compiling information on the murder of a woman in the province of Madrid in a suspected case of gender violence.

“If the suspicions are confirmed, the number of women murdered in gender violence killings in Spain would reach 17 no 2021 e 1095 since 2003.”

PSOE party spokesperson Hana Jalloul called on the government to do more to end gender-based violence

PSOE party spokesperson Hana Jalloul called on the government to do more to end gender-based violenceCrédito: Getty

No further details have been released about the British victim.

Pozuelo de Alarcon ranks as the wealthiest municipality in Spain.

La Finca, a favourite with current and retired footballers as well as singers and businessmen, is within its municipal boundaries.

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