Man arrested after allegedly killing son in family dispute

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Posted by on Friday, August 7, 2020

A 68-year-old man is reported to have murdered his 37-year-old son during an argument which took place at his Għaxaq home on Friday morning.

The police were called in at around 11.10am after being informed that a man had been shot in a family dispute in a residence on Gudja Road.

Though an ambulance rushed to the site, the 37-year-old, identified as Antoine Dalli, was certified dead on site. Dalli had been shot once, in his abdomen, and the firearm used was found inside the house.

His father Salvu was taken in for questioning, and the case is being treated as a homicide.

Duty magistrate Rachel Montebello has opened an inquiry.