20 May 2020A convict was killed, in circumstances not yet ascertained, in Acerra, in the hinterland north of Naples. The man, Pasquale Tortora, 55 years old, was shot by gunfire near his home. The carabinieri of the operational unit of Castello di Cisterna intervened on the spot.

Tortora - according to a first reconstruction - was in the courtyard of his home, in via Calzolaio, 45, in the center of the town, when he was joined shortly before 2 pm by one or more hit men who shot him in the head, killing him instantly.

The victim was the brother of Domenico Tortora, in the past regent of the homonymous Camorra clan, who is serving a life sentence. Pasquale Tortora had served a conviction for criminal association aimed at drug dealing and had been released from prison for a couple of years.

In the past - according to investigative sources - it would have been linked to the Piscopo clan of Casalnuovo. The carabinieri of the investigative nucleus of Castello di Cisterna are reconstructing the dynamics of the ambush and the current connections of the victim with organized crime.