“We were partying, the whole party ‘full’, and suddenly we heard a ‘Pa, pa, pa!’. We all started to run, to hide. We panicked ”. Two friends tell what they lived the night from Sunday to Monday in the Vall Moranta street in Sabadell (Barcelona), better known as “the Ikea parking lot”. In this place a man opened fire on a group of people who were partying; drinking and listening to music, and wounded three women and two men. One of the victims was seven months pregnant and has lost her baby as a result of the shots. It is a fetal death, due to its advanced state of pregnancy.
The Mossos d’Esquadra They have opened an investigation to clarify what happened and to identify and arrest the perpetrator of the shooting. His main hypothesis is that it would be a passionate revenge, since at the scene of the events the ex partner the gunman, and possibly her current partner as well.
The street of the Vall Moranta is located in the shopping area Via Sabadell, that lies between the Vallesana capital and the municipality of Badia del Vallès. It is a point known for its great Ikea, although at night it is not exactly frequented by couples who want to furnish their houses.
Before the pandemic, it was a common point where youths They came after partying to have a hamburger from the McAuto next door.
Now that there are no discotheques, numerous groups of people come to set up the party there, being a secluded area with no nearby neighbors.
“We thought they were firecrackers”
The events occurred around the 1:30 in the morning from Sunday to Monday. About a hundred people, according to witnesses consulted by 20 minutes, they were partying around a loudspeaker. Suddenly three shots were heard, and immediately six or seven more. At first, some thought they were firecrackers, or some sound coming from the loudspeaker, but it didn’t take long for people to panic and flee in all directions.
“We all started running, hiding, we panicked. There were people who fell to the ground, they didn’t care about the land and everything. They even threw themselves in the area where the girls were peeing, and they didn’t care, “witnesses tell this newspaper. Most of those present ran towards a field that was just behind the party area; for fear of shooting, but also of the police: “We knew the police were coming and we left”, they explain.
Indeed, several endowments of the Mossos d’Esquadra, the Municipal Police and the Medical Emergency Service (SEM) they traveled to the site, where they found the five victims bloodied after the attack – three women and two men. Of all of them, a man and a woman were seriously injured, although there is no fear for their lives. The seriously injured woman is the pregnant woman who lost her child after the shooting.
Some witnesses suggest that the perpetrator was already there for a while: “There are those who say he came in a car, put out his hand and shot. But at the time that happened, I didn’t see a car go by. I think it was someone who was already there and took out the gun because he found who he had to find ”, says one of the girls who witnessed the event.
Big bottle fruit of Covid restrictions
“Here is a macro bottle from Friday to Sunday. Because, since the clubs close at one o’clock, people have found this place to have a good time. They come here, wake up, put the music up, and everything is fine “, they explain HA and YB, two friends who experienced the shooting in the first person.
One of them is Venezuelan and the other is Dominican. In an interview with this newspaper, they say that on any Saturday on this street they can meet “About 700 people”, So what “Ikea has gone viral” among the Latino community that resides in the surroundings of Barcelona. In fact, they assure that the vast majority of people who frequent the area to make a bottle are dominicans who live in the province: “People come from Barcelona, Cerdanyola, Terrassa, Manresa…”, they count.
The night of the events, however, they estimate that there would be “about 100 people.” “I was surprised that this happened on a Sunday instead of a Saturday, because there are a lot of people on Saturdays. Ikea went viral, but now people are not going to come here to celebrate or anything ”, they aim.
The Criminal Investigation Area (AIC) of the North Metropolitan Region of the Mossos d’Esquadra continues with the investigation to clarify the causes of this event and arrest the author of the shooting. The sentimental mobile it grows stronger and stronger.