A very serious beating took place on the night between Thursday 1 July and Friday 2, when a 35 year old from Mantua and a 23 year old of Albanian nationality were surrounded by the herd in the parking lot of the La Favorita shopping center, just outside Mantua.
The two were hospitalized in very serious conditions in the resuscitation ward of the Carlo Poma hospital in Mantua after the attack. The 23-year-old is in desperate conditions: yesterday he underwent two surgeries and it is not excluded that today the medical staff will proceed to disconnect the machines with which the young man is kept alive. The 35-year-old is also in very serious conditions, but for him the doctors have some more hope.
Upon arrival at the scene, the carabinieri had found only the man and the young man on the ground and no one else around. No weapons have even been found nearby. At the scene of the fight, the military found, in addition to conspicuous bloodstains, a bloody baseball bat and several empty beer bottles.
For the ambush and the consequent beating, from the first investigations, it seems that iron bars and baseball bats were used. But it is not known how many people participated in the bloody confrontation. Possible in any case that it was a sort of settling of scores.
According to the first reconstructions, in fact, the two would meet in a bar in Mottella, a hamlet of San Giorgio Bigarello not far from where the episode then took place, in the evening between Thursday and Friday. Suddenly one of the two would have received a phone call from an acquaintance with the aim of making an appointment, shortly after, in the square of the shopping center.