Napoli won their third last night scudetto history and a party broke out all over the city that has kept her awake until dawn. At one of those points, in a relatively central location, a 26-year-old young man died from gunshot wounds in what the police say was a brawl. In addition, three other people were shot during the celebrations to celebrate the Serie A (first division) title of the sky-blues, achieved after 33 years and with five days remaining in the championship after a 1-1 draw with the Udinese.
After winning the title, a huge party broke out through the streets of the city, with thousands of people celebrating the historic third scudetto, after the two achieved in the 80s, when Maradona was a member of the Neapolitan ranks. The police had to deploy numerous devices throughout the city, but the human tide that took the sidewalks and the corners of all the neighborhoods was unstoppable. Despite the police presence, around 2:00 in the morning on Friday, four people were injured after being shot several times. As reported by the Rai chain, shortly after it became known that Vincenzo Cospito, a 26-year-old man who was among those injured, died from his injuries at the Cardarelli Hospital.
The mayor of Naples, Gaetano Manfredi, explained to Rai Radio 1 that the “dead is linked to a dynamic that has nothing to do with the party”. “He is a person with a significant criminal record. He probably has dealt with a reckoning. So let’s not send the wrong message.” Relatives and friends of the victim, who was from the popular neighborhood of Ponticelli (east of the city) then stormed the emergency room of the medical center, causing disturbances and destruction.
Although the authorities have not yet provided further details of the investigation, a hypothesis initially suggested that in the midst of the euphoria of the celebrations, someone could have fired a gun, accidentally hitting the four victims. A common practice of some members of the Camorra clans, who open fire into the air during celebrations, and which has already caused deaths on other occasions. In addition, three more fans were admitted to the hospital for injuries caused by firecrackers or flares and 203 people ended up in the emergency room of a Neapolitan hospital.
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