Breaking: 'man shot' in hunt for Barcelona attack suspect

It is being reported that police hunting the main suspect in last week's Barcelona attack have shot a man in the west of the city.

According to the reports, the incident took place on a road in Subirats and the man is believed to have been wearing what appeared to be an explosive belt at the time of the shooting. It is not known whether the suspect is still alive or whether he was killed at the scene.

Earlier this week, police confirmed that they were chasing Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, who is the chief suspect in the attack, which saw a van drive into dozens of people on Las Ramblas last week, killing 13.

Police have yet to confirm if the man shot is Abouyaaqoub.

This is a developing story.