Yesterday evening, Tuesday 12 October, an 89-year-old woman was killed by two dogs in Sassuolo, in the province of Modena. It happened around 7 pm, when the old woman, who was wandering in a confused state, entered the courtyard of a house and was attacked by two Amstaff dogs. The Resto del Carlino reports it.
The victim, Carla Gorzanelli, she lost her life a few meters from her home from where it seems she had left, evading the surveillance of the caregiver. The mobile police squad, the carabinieri and the forensics intervened, in addition to 118 even though the old woman was already dead on arrival. The attack took place in front of a little girl, who was in front of the gate of the villa waiting for her mother.
According to a first reconstruction, the same child would have said to the old woman “What are you doing here”. The two dogs, it is assumed, could have attacked Carla Gorzanelli for protective instinct towards the child. The elderly woman’s son also arrived at the scene of the tragedy, shocked by the incident: “He evaded the caregiver’s surveillance, was in a strong state of confusion but had never left the house. I don’t know how it could have happened ”.