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One injured in Barcelona shooting

One injured in Barcelona shooting

One person has been injured after a gunman opened fire in a street in downtown Barcelona, Spanish police said.

A regional police official said two people were standing outside a hotel when the shooter arrived and opened fire on them, wounding one. The pair fled and were later found by police. The official said the second person had also been injured when he fell on glass.

The gunman fled the scene and is being sought by police.

The official said the two people had not been staying at the hotel and that police are as yet unable to say what the motive for the shooting was.

The incident occurred where the city's tourist-popular boulevard, Las Ramblas, intersects with Pintor Fortuny street. There were no details on the nationalities of the people involved.