The man who shot was arrested: he is a 69-year-old accused of attempted murder and illegal carrying of a firearm. Carabinieri from the Acireale company were arrested by the Catania Public Prosecutor’s order. The same soldiers who had intervened for one
brawl in progress involving about ten people.
The deputy brigadier, on duty at the Aci Sant’Antonio station, free from duty and present for his son’s first communion, had intervened in support of the colleagues engaged in dividing the contenders. One of these, the 69-year-old, suddenly pulled out a gun hitting the deputy sergeant and was immediately blocked and disarmed by the Radiomobile military.
The wounded carabiniere, hit by a bullet in the neck, is still hospitalized in serious condition at the Cannizzaro hospital in Catania where he will be
subjected to a delicate surgery.