Man shoots his ex at Elda school gates

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS - By Shel­ley Lid­dell

AT AROUND 17.00 on Wed­nes­day, par­ents were pick­ing up their chil­dren from the Santo Ne­gro de Elda School.

Sud­denly, shots were heard, and a four-year-old lit­tle boy ran scream­ing for help back into the school.

His fa­ther, who had a re­strain­ing or­der pre­vent­ing him from get­ting closer than 300 me­tres to the boy's mother, had shot her twice while the young boy was get­ting into the car.

The woman man­aged to get out of the car and run, but was shot an­other three times.

The boy's fa­ther then got in her car to es­cape, but as he tried to avoid on­com­ing traf­fic he went up the pave­ment and got stuck be­tween a tree and the school bar­ri­ers, which is when he chose to put the gun in his mouth and kill him­self.

The boy's mother had re­ported him to the po­lice sev­eral times for gender vi­o­lence. The pair never mar­ried, but lived to­gether for six years, dur­ing which time their son was born.

The killer, from Elda, did not have a gun li­cence and was not known to pos­sess a gun.

The pre­vi­ous evening, he was ar­rested and spent the night in jail for break­ing the re­strain­ing or­der, but was re­leased the next day by a judge.

His vic­tim, who lives in Mont­forte del Cid, is cur­rently in a coma, fight­ing for her life.

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