Spanish police say an Irishman has been shot and killed on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.

A Civil Guard spokeswoman said the man died after receiving several bullets in the back while walking in a street in the town of Calvia on Wednesday evening.

He died from the wounds after being taken to a hospital on the island.

The officer said the case is under investigation but no arrests have been made.

She spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity as she was not authorized to be identified publicly.

The spokeswoman could not give any further details regarding the man's identity or the shooting.