Four killed in Milan courthouse shooting

A defendant in a bankruptcy case opened fire in a courtroom in Milan and killed four people, including a judge on April 9.

The shooting took place in the Palace of Justice.  It is situated at the center of Milan, where some of country’s famous trials including that of Silvio Berlusconi’s have been held.

Italian media have identified the shooter as Claudio Giardiello,who owns a real estate agency in Central Milan was on a trial for fraudulent bankruptcy in the case of a failed call center.

Rampage in the courthouse

According  to Italian news Agency ANSA, ,the suspect fired shots inside a courtroom on the third floor after his lawyer announced that he will no longer represent him. He then reportedly turn the gun on the prosecutor and two others present at the hearing.

Although the prosecutor escaped unharmed, the other two died of fatal injuries. He immediately went down to the second floor and shot bankruptcy judge. A fourth victim is said to have died of a heart attack during the incident.

Accused nabbed

International news agencies are reporting that the accused has been arrested by the Italian police nearby the city of Vimercate. Italy’s Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said the suspect was caught by Carabinieri Police.


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Source:World News Media



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