Watch: Imqabba murder; Victim shot in the head

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Police addressed a press conference about the shooting which took place in Imqabba last night.

Upon their arrival, the police found the two men in a car. The first indications showed the men had been shot. A 27-year-old, identified as Saviour Gaffarena was certified dead at the scene after he was shot in the head, while a 17-year-old, Vince Gaffarena, who also suffered injuries was taken to the hospital for immediate care. The Police confirmed that the two are cousins.

The incident happened at Triq il-Konvoj Ta’ Santa Marija, at around 11.15 pm. During the press conference, the Police confirmed that it was Vince Gaffarena who was driving the car.

The Police has arrested 2 male, an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old in connection with the murder and are being considered as prime suspects. Another two persons aged 17 and 21 are assisting the police in the investigations.

The arrests happened in Hal Kirkop.

The Police also confirmed that the victims have been investigated by the Police in the past in connection to drug trafficking. The suspects are also well known with the Police.