During the New Year celebrations, a 43-year-old man surprised the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Balvanera when repeatedly triggered a shotgun from the balcony of a building.
The images of the dangerous celebration were captured by the cell phone camera of another person who shared the meeting that took place on Rivadavia Avenue, in front of a service station. Between laughs and complicitly, the two people celebrated the shots.
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With a cigarette in one hand and an “Ithaca” shotgun in the other, the man shouts: “Happy New Year!” and begins to shoot through the balcony bars, while the detonations of fireworks sound in the background.
The man it was already identified by Prosecutor No. 21, who acted ex officio after the video went viral because there was no formal complaint. According to him, the violent man does not live at that address, but he went to celebrate the end of the year there.
A neighbor bumped into the two people who appear in the video that night in the elevator – the shooter and a woman, who is in charge of recording the moment – and noticed that they were carrying a bag and a large backpack. However, she did not suspect that they might be carrying a shotgun.
in dialogue with TNNatalia, a neighbor of the building, recounted: “I found out today because we were playing loud music and the rockets could be heard, but we were all here. What if a stray bullet fell and killed someone?
“Something that caught my attention is that there was a small group of boys who were throwing rockets that at one point they quickly turned around and looked up. We thought they were looking at us, but maybe they heard the shots,” he said.
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It still remains to be confirmed whether the bullets he fired were firing or rubber bullets. In this sense, the woman concluded: “It doesn’t matter if they were toy bullets or real, the subject is the act itself”.