Fear in Florence, he improvises himself as a sniper and from home he shoots compressed air sinkers on passers-by
A 20-year-old improvises as a sniper and from the window of his house, shoots compressed air sinkers on passers-by. Hurting several and sowing panic in the neighborhood. For a few days he managed to get away with it. Blending into the neighborhood where he lives and hiding in his apartment from where, lurking behind a window, at dusk he started aiming at passers-by, which he fired at with an air rifle. Fortunately today, however, after days of research and ballistic investigations, the carabinieri have identified and denounced a 20-year-old from Signa (Florence): perpetrator of the ambushes and responsible for the ferment of some of the poor unfortunates who ended up by chance in the center of his viewfinder.
Florence, improvised sniper shoots compressed air sinkers on passers-by
The boy, who, shooting from the window with a compressed air rifle, wounded passers-by, will now have to answer for the crimes of damage and aggravated injuries. Uneventful, however, when asked about the reason for that crazy gesture. Methodically repeated several times. And with constant methodicality and systematicity: when, shortly after sunset, the young man was lurking at the window of his room. He aimed the weapon at anyone who accidentally entered his line of sight. And then he shot an air rifle at the people walking around the grounds of the Crucifix, unaware that they had become his target.
He injures unsuspecting subjects who have become his target and sows panic in the neighborhood
Indeed, in recent days the reports of passers-by who denounced unknown persons who had hit them with compressed air sinkers. Two of these, a man who was walking the dog. And a grandfather who took his grandson for a walk had minor injuries to his arms and legs. On the evening of 2 October, then, the last episode: a resident had requested the intervention of the carabinieri because while he was at home watching television he heard something crashing noisily on the living room window. Once the extent of any damage has been checked. And in an attempt to understand the origin of the shots, the man was able to see immediately after the presence of three lead shots stuck in the roller shutter.
Stalking and ballistic investigations allow the carabinieri to locate the sniper
Once the last alarm was received, the carabinieri at work, after studying the trajectory of the “piombini” that reached the injured people and the windows of the surrounding houses. And at the end of an info-detective activity, I managed to find the sniper location. Subsequent investigations in the 20-year-old’s home therefore made it possible to find and seize the weapon used: a rifle compressed air for free sale. And the related ammunition …