Shooting during Communion, deputy sergeant subjected to delicate surgery for spinal cord injury

Editorial team 06 September 2021 10:16

The Deputy Brigadier of the Carabinieri Sebastiano Giovanni Grasso, 43 years old, was subjected to a delicate neurosurgical operation for the “vertebro-medullary injury”, was seriously injured last night to quell a fight in Acireale. “The operation was performed successfully and the patient, under pharmacological treatment, is not in danger of life. His conditions are stationary, the prognosis remains reserved with reference to the possible outcomes of the lesion”. This is what was communicated by the Cannizzaro hospital in Catania. Here, in fact, at the complex operating unit of Neurosurgery of the Cannizzaro Emergency Hospital in Catania, he was transferred from 118 after stabilization at the Acireale hospital. “The deputy sergeant was free from duty and did his duty, he intervened to help the other colleagues who were trying to quell the fight, unfortunately he was caught by a gunshot”. Colonel Rino Coppola told Adnkronos. “We hope that the colleague’s health situation will improve. The surgery was successful but now we have to wait for the post-operative period and subsequently evaluate the severity of the spinal cord injuries”. “We are close to the colleague and his family, to the three children, we are trying to provide the necessary support”, concludes Coppola.

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