A 31-year-old Nigerian woman, identified as Amenze Rita, has allegedly been shot dead by her Italian husband.
Reports claim Amenze was killed in front of her colleagues in the parking lot of the company where she worked on Friday morning in Noventa Vicentina.
It is understood that the suspect, who has been identified as 61-year-old Pierangelo Pellizzar, laid an ambush for the deceased at 7:30am and proceeded to shoot her four times, killing her instantly.
After killing Amenze, Pellizzar reportedly escaped from the crime scene aboard a grey Cherokee Jeep which was later found abandoned at his brother’s house.
The carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy who primarily carry out domestic policing duties, has launched a manhunt for the suspect, who is said to be armed and dangerous.
Italian media are reporting that Amenze was killed because she filed for a divorce after she returned from Nigeria a week ago.
The late Amenze reportedly arrived in Italy in 2017 through Libya and got married to the suspect in 2018.