- by cnn
- 22 Sep 2023
He was the son of Maurizio Costanzo, described by investigators as a leading member of the Neapolitan mafia in Ponticelli, where a feud among clans is ongoing. During the incident, three other people were injured. According to police, Costanzo died in hospital as a result of gunshot wounds.
Prosecutors and Carabinieri police in Naples are investigating whether he was intentionally killed by a rival clan or if the gunshots were accidental. In numerous cities in southern Italy, it is not uncommon for people to celebrate by firing shots into the air.
More than a hundred people were taken to hospital, including people with hand and arm injuries from fireworks, knife wounds and injuries from numerous brawls. A 20-year-old woman was in critical condition after she was hit by a car during the celebrations in Frattamaggiore in the province of Naples. Three police officers also suffered minor injuries.
Palomba said the killing was not connected to the celebrations.
Napoli led the table for most of the season, having lost only three games and producing some of the most entertaining football in Europe, spearheaded by the Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen and the Georgian winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, both of whom have become local legends.
Celebrations erupted on Thursday evening when the equaliser against Udinese was scored, 12 minutes after half-time by Osimhen, who joined from Lille in a club record Â¤70m deal. Napoli played away from home, in Udine, but more than 50,000 supporters converged on the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples, where the match was shown on big screens.
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