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Pregnant woman loses unborn child and four others injured after gunman opens fire on ‘botellon’ in Sabadell in Spain’s Catalunya

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A PREGNANT woman lost her baby and four others were seriously injured after a man opened fire on revellers enjoying a botellon in the Catalan city of Sabadell in the early hours of Monday morning.  

According to police the shooting took place at just after 1am on Sunday night, on Calle de la Serra Galliners near a shopping centre and industrial estate in the Sant Pau de Riu-Sec area of Sabadell.

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The scene of the shooting as viewed on Google maps.

An armed man is said to have approached the group as they gathered in the street and were drinking and listening to music, before opening fire. 

In total five people, three women and two men who are all thought to be foreign nationals, were rushed to hospital.

One of the women, who was seven months pregnant, lost her baby after receiving a gunshot wound to the abdomen, it was reported.

Police have confirmed that none of those injured are suffering from life threatening injuries, though some are seriously wounded.

According to reports, the suspected perpetrator and the victims knew each other, with the girlfriend of one of the wounded is said to have linked her ex-partner to the shooting.

Gun crime is incredibly rare in Spain and more so in the small industrial city of Sabadell, which is located just under 20km from Barcelona. 

Violent crime remains a rarity in the town,  and the shooting has shocked and alarmed the residents of the city of just over 200,000.

Local resident Shay Coyne, an English teacher and longtime Sabadell resident, told the Olive Press: “It’s a result of police not patrolling properly, and the recession the Covid measures have caused. People are desperate and end up doing things they may not have otherwise done. It’s been a long time since Sabadell has felt safe. I’ve moved to online classes so I’m not out alone late at night”. 

The events surrounding the shooting are currently being investigated by Mossos d’Esquadra detectives who have opened an investigation into the case. 

Mossos d’Esquadra officers have launched a manhunt to track down the suspect or suspects involved.   

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Convicted paedophile on US wanted list discovered teaching English to children in Spain’s Oviedo and Barcelona

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A 64-year-old American who has been a fugitive from justice since 2010 was finally tracked down to Barcelona where he was working as an English teacher. 

The man, who has been identified by police in Spain only known by his initials G.O.O, was convicted in New York 11 years ago following a police operation which found a large amount of sexually explicit material of children in his possession. 

It is believed that he used P2P networks to share the illegal material across the world. He was arrested and was detained under house arrest in New York but he disappeared after removing his tracking bracelet and went on the run. 

After slipping past authorities to escape the country, it is thought that he spent the last 11 years working as a private English language teacher giving classes to children. 

It is understood that he managed to evade criminal record checks to work in private academies in Spain and elsewhere across Europe.

In 2012 he moved to the northern Spanish city of Oviedo. He later moved to London, and then Germany before moving to Barcelona, where he was finally detained in an operation enforcing an OID (International Detention Order). 

Specialist Guardia Civil officers began searching for the man in 2018 after receiving a tip off about his whereabouts. Several police forces across Europe colaborated with the effort to locate the convicted sex offender. 

The detained man acquired Spanish nationality in 2018 by modifying the order of his surnames and using a compound name, thus avoiding possible international police warrants. 

However on September 22, he was located by authorities in Barcelona, where he was teaching English language classes online. He was arrested by officers as he left his home.  

The 64-year-old has been detained in custody and awaits deportation to the United States to face justice for his crimes.

Earlier this year an Olive Press investigation revealed how easy it was for a child sex offender convicted in Britain was able to change his name by deed poll, evade criminal record checks and find employment at several Madrid schools.

Do you know the identity of this American teacher? Get in touch with newsdesk@theolivepress.es

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IN PICS: Take a sneak peek at Moco, the new modern art museum just opened in Barcelona

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A BRAND new contemporary art museum has opened in the Born district of Barcelona adding yet another reason for art lovers to visit the Catalan capital in north-eastern Spain.

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The Moco museum – ‘mo’ for modern art and ‘co’ for contemporary – opened its doors on Saturday October 16 with an exhibition of works from modern masters including Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Banksy, Salvador Dalí, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring and David LaChapelle, KAWS and Takashi Murakami.

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The museum is the brainchild of Dutch founders Kim and Lionel Logchies, the pair behind the Moco Museum in Amsterdam which opened 2016.

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The Barcelona branch is located in the 16th century Cervelló palace and will show works from the Logchies’ private collection as well as pieces loaned from other museums.

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The Logchies think it’s important to feature works from renowned and “up-and-coming”’ artists. Seeking “to show pieces that create experiences and challenge norms, that broaden perspectives.”

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The first of their temporary exhibitions is entitled ‘Splendor of the Night’ and is dedicated to the works of contemporary Chilean artist Guillermo Lorca.

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Guillermo Lorca exhibit © Adrià Goula /Moco

The gallery also features the NFT phenomenon (unique digital works that cannot be replicated), with artists like Andres Reisinger and Beeple, and several spaces with immersive digital art pieces by the Japanese collective teamLab, Les Fantômes and Studio Irma.

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IN PICS: Take a sneak peek at Moco, the new modern art museum just opened in Barcelona

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A BRAND new contemporary art museum has opened in the Born district of Barcelona adding yet another reason for art lovers to visit the Catalan capital in north-eastern Spain.

Mocomasters Opie Miller Hirst Website 1024x642
© Adrià Goula /Moco

The Moco museum – ‘mo’ for modern art and ‘co’ for contemporary – opened its doors on Saturday October 16 with an exhibition of works from modern masters including Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Banksy, Salvador Dalí, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring and David LaChapelle, KAWS and Takashi Murakami.

Mocomasters Basquiat Kusama Website 1024x640
© Adrià Goula /Moco

The museum is the brainchild of Dutch founders Kim and Lionel Logchies, the pair behind the Moco Museum in Amsterdam which opened 2016.

Patio2 Planta Primera
© Adrià Goula /Moco
Sala Expo 2 V1
© Adrià Goula /Moco

The Barcelona branch is located in the 16th century Cervelló palace and will show works from the Logchies’ private collection as well as pieces loaned from other museums.

Teamlab Sala 10a 1024x1024
© Adrià Goula /Moco
Banksy Forgiveusourtrespassing Website 1024x683
© Adrià Goula /Moco

The Logchies think it’s important to feature works from renowned and “up-and-coming”’ artists. Seeking “to show pieces that create experiences and challenge norms, that broaden perspectives.”

Kaws Room Website 1024x950
KAWS Room © Adrià Goula /Moco
Sala9 V2 Act
© Adrià Goula /Moco

The first of their temporary exhibitions is entitled ‘Splendor of the Night’ and is dedicated to the works of contemporary Chilean artist Guillermo Lorca.

Guillermolorca Room Website 1024x625
Guillermo Lorca exhibit © Adrià Goula /Moco

The gallery also features the NFT phenomenon (unique digital works that cannot be replicated), with artists like Andres Reisinger and Beeple, and several spaces with immersive digital art pieces by the Japanese collective teamLab, Les Fantômes and Studio Irma.

Studioirma Diamondmatrix Website 1024x683
Studio Irma Diamond Room © Adrià Goula /Moco

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