It is reported that the shooting of Roman Chinese fathers and daughters took place on January 4, 2012. The victim was Zhou Zheng, a 31-year-old man from Ruian, Wenzhou. At the time of the incident, Zhou Zheng was shot in the chest and died instantly. His daughter, who was in his arms for nine months, was shot in the head and died on the way to the hospital. Zhou Zhengs wife, Zheng Lian, from Ouhai, Wenzhou, was 26 years old at the time of the attack and had been stabbed in many places on her arm.
Around 10:00 p.m. on the evening of the incident, after Zhou Zheng finished his days work, he took his daughter and wife in his arms and walked down Chiovannori Street in the eastern suburbs of Rome, ready to go home. Two young men on motorcycles came up and tried to rob their bags.
After the attempted robbery, the robber said to Zhou Zheng, We killed you like a dog. Then he took out his gun and shot at the three men. The bullet hit Zhou Zhengs heart and the girls forehead. Immediately, Zhou Zheng fell to the ground with his daughter in his arms. The girl died on the way to the hospital. Zhou Zhengs wife was sent to the hospital for treatment.
After the incident, Roman police found stolen goods and fingerprints left by two suspects in an abandoned barn about 2 kilometers from the scene of the crime, including two bags and a black sweater. The belongings in the ladys purse have disappeared, and the mans purse has a bloody passbook showing the amount of 16,000 euros.
The shooting of Roman Chinese fathers and daughters once attracted great attention. Under the leadership of the Italian Overseas Chinese Association, on January 10, 2012, local overseas Chinese carried out a large-scale demonstration. The theme of the rally was Anti-violence, Safety. The parade route starts from Victoria Square in central Rome and passes through the place where the Chinese were killed. People hold white candles or chrysanthemums and shout the same slogan, Refuse violence and develop harmoniously. At that time, more than 10,000 Chinese and local people participated in the rally and procession.
On January 9, accompanied by Ding Wei, then Chinese Ambassador to Italy, Napolitano, then President of Italy, went to St. Giovannis Hospital in Rome personally to visit Zheng Lian, Zhou Zhengzhengs wife, who was injured in the shooting.
Napolitano once told the media that he hoped to use this visit to express his friendship with the great Chinese people and his cherishing of the Italian Chinese society. In order to achieve justice, Italian police are investigating the case.
A week after the incident, a 38-year-old Moroccan mans accomplice fell into the net and the principal himself was at large. Police then began tracking the 38-year-old Moroccan mans mobile phone, found that he had fled to France, Spain and North Africa and other countries, and eventually arrested him. In a subsequent trial, a 38-year-old Moroccan man was sentenced to life imprisonment and remained in prison.
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