An Italian man has been charged with racially motivated murder after fatally shooting a Peruvian with a homemade arrow for making too much noise in the street, authorities and media reports said Thursday.
Javier Alfredo Romero Miranda was “killed by an arrow fired by a madman on Tuesday,” Genoa Mayor Giovanni Toti said on Twitter.
The father of two had celebrated the birth of his second child with fellow South Americans, according to ANSA news agency.
The baby was born just the night before, on Halloween.
Evaristo Scalco, 63, shot the 41-year-old from his window after arguing with the group over their rowdy behavior, media reported.
Witnesses said he heard racist insults shouted before raising his bow.
The arrow, which police said was the type commonly used to hunt boar, allegedly struck Romero Miranda in the liver.
Video footage seized at the scene showed Scalco trying to help the Peruvian before the ambulance arrived.
Romero Miranda died in hospital a few hours later, according to local newspaper Secolo XIX.
Police found about 60 homemade arrows in Scalco’s home.
Mayor Toti called it an “absurd death” and said there was “no nightlife, noise or any other situation that could justify such a response”.
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