More details are emerging about this story, and we will update them as they come in.
The man who did this was from Bilbao, which is the Basque region of Spain. While his identity is yet to be revealed, was he possibly a convert?
AN off-duty policeman has prevented a possible terrorist bloodbath, arresting the alleged gunman after he stormed into a Spanish supermarket shouting “Allahu Akhbar” and opening fire.
The attacker was allegedly carrying gunpowder and petrol in a suicide vest.
The Sun reports the attacker walked into the Mercadona shop in the As Lagoas district of Ourense before firing several shots into the air.
Several shoppers were inside the supermarket when the man entered and fired six shots into the air — alerting emergency services to the attack.
But the gunman was stopped by off-duty policeman Carlos Perez, 38, who luckily was passing by as the attack unfolded.
According to local media, the gunman shot at Perez but stopped when he saw the off-duty cop also had a gun.
One employee confirmed to the newspaper the gunman shouted the Arabic phrase for “God is great” before he opened fire.
Immediate reports indicate no one has been hurt and the gunman has been arrested.
Armed police arrived and reportedly led the attacker out of the shop, telling pedestrians to stand back. (source)