“I wanted to shoot a politician, but not seeing any of them, I then shot Police officers”, said Luigi Preiti, who yesterday opened fire before an Italian Parliamentary palace. The young Sicilian said he was motivated to do so after losing his job and being left by his wife and children. From all indications, the 49-year shooter, who had no past criminal record, is said to have bought his gun four years ago on a black market in Alexandria.
He is not mentally disturbed By his ex-wife, whom he separated from three years ago. She added that he is an excellent man but, actually in difficulties. The ex-wife and the family of Preiti said they are shocked by the act and are deeply sorry for all the victims of the act of their brother.
Luigi is said to have lost his job and had to turn back to the family, just like many other young Italians tormented by
the present economic crisis. He said to have chosen yesterday, 28th April, to send a serious note to the whole world. And to do so, he decided to go directly to the “Quirinal” on the day that the new Italian Prime Minister was sworn in. The two police officers, Giuseppe Giangrande and Francesco Negri who received his grievance, are actually undergoing treatment. There was also a third victim. A young pregnant woman passing by was also wounded by his shot.
The shooter was said to have wanted to commit suicide after shooting his targets, but he could not do it due to the exhaustion of his bullets. He was gunned down by the Police, and before being taken to a Roman-based Italian Prison at Ribbibia, he spoke to the journalists, saying he had nothing against any particular individual. And that his aim was to manifest his grievance over his unemployment.
”The truth might be hard to say, painful to bear or even drastic for the truth sayer but still needed to be said”. ALISON.