VENICE – Homicide at night on a street that connects the Guglie bridge with Campo San Geremia. A shot at around 11:20 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, and a man lying lifeless on the ground in a bar in the historic center of
Venice, not far from the Guglie Bridge.
A murder reminiscent of the mafia’s settling of accounts, but which took place in the heart of the tourist city, at a point where groups of vacationers pass through every day. The crime, last night, in the Cannaregio neighborhood – a residential area of the city – occurred under the gaze of tourists and citizens who at that time were still walking, along the road between Campo San Geremia – where the headquarters are located. de la Rai are located, and several shops – and the Guglie Bridge, near the former Jewish ghetto. A stone’s throw away is the Santa Lucia train station and the vaporetto piers.
According to the reconstructions, a man, a 33-year-old Venetian, delicate a 25 year old tunisian, Khalil Mallat, perhaps for drug-related issues. The victim’s body was found inside a bar. The 33-year-old Venetian, Rafael Marconiwill have to answer to the charge of voluntary manslaughter.
The victim was killed with a single shot to the head, They then threw him into the canal and found him hours later. On social media, at the time of the crime and in the aftermath, many Venetians asked who had heard the shots in the Ponte delle Guglie area.
The intervention of the police in the murder of a young Tunisian in Venice and the arrest of the alleged perpetrator was decisive. The prefect of the lagoon city reported this in a note Michael of Bari, underlining that “all measures were implemented to immediately guarantee an adequate security framework to protect public safety, initiating without delay the investigative activities that, in a few hours, made it possible to identify and arrest the alleged perpetrator of the crime.” “The episode – he concludes – is a confirmation of the full functionality of the Metropolitan City’s security system.”
The twenty-five-year-old Tunisian, irregular in Italian territory, who became a father just three days ago, was
murdered with a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun in the Halal Food bar, run by a Bangladeshi merchant. After a brief agony under the gaze of those in the room, the young man died instantly.
the murder weapon
The weapon probably used to commit the murder was found in a canal in the historic center: a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun, without serial number, illegally detained. Given the circumstantial elements collected, the prosecutor on duty interviewed the suspect and ordered the precautionary measure of “detention of a criminal suspect.” The 33-year-old Venetian was transferred to the “Santa Maria Maggiore” prison in Venice.
After shooting, Marconi threw the gun into a canal and fled. A few hours later, thanks to the camera system of the Control Room of the Venice City Hall, soldiers from the investigation unit of the Carabinieri Provincial Command took him from his home, near the place where the bloody incident took place. incident.
Who is the 33-year-old Venetian?
Raffaele Marconi, the 33-year-old Venetian who will have to answer to the accusation of voluntary manslaughter, He works for Laguna Transportation and Maintenance. The man is married and has two children.
Investigators are currently following the trail of a settling of accounts in the world of drug trafficking: both the twenty-five-year-old young man and Marconi were already known to the police. For many hours the street dominated by the bar where Marconi was shot remained cordoned off, with investigators and men from the scientific department busy for a long time collecting the elements that will be included in the investigation file. Immediately after the incident, rumors spread throughout the city that the crime had been the result of a heated argument between the two men, perhaps for sentimental reasons. However, the police ruled out a passionate motive.