Matias Messi: Lionel Messi’s Brother’s House Shot At With 9 Bullets

April 11, 2011

Matias Messi is one of the two oldest brother of FC Barcelona player Lionel Messi, his house was hit by six bullets, what was the motive? Anyone injured? Was his mother inside the house? Any suspects? Is Matias allegedly involved in drugs or guns trafficking? We’ve got all the details here!

Matias Messi

28 year-old Matias Messi, is one of the oldest sons of Jorge Horacio Messi and Celia María Cuccittini. His other siblings are Rodrigo, Maria Sol and his super famous brother Lionel, who is Barcelona’s star soccer player and according to reports the best paid soccer player in the world earning over $26M, three million more than Cristiano Ronaldo.

The trouble with police in the life of Matias Messi started back a few years ago, in 2000 to be precise, he was 19 when he was arrested for theft, the same charges a year later and in 2002 for threatening behavior. When he was 26 years old he was arrested for carrying a 32 caliber gun, according to reports one of the residents at 1º de Mayo and Uriburu called the police when they saw him allegedly carrying the gun. When police arrived at the zone where he was seen, he started to run but was intercepted later, once trapped he cooperated and handed them the gun, loaded with five bullets. Matias was arrested and held in jail for about 9 hours, he was charged for carrying a gun without a license. His family’s lawyer, Ricardo Giusepponi, denied he was arrested and even more the fact that he was carrying a gun.

Matias is married, his wife is Roxanna Messi, they reside in Rosario. It was at their home that on Saturday night, April 9, a suspect riding in a motorcycle fired a 9mm gun hitting the house nine times, luckily nobody was injured. At first reports claimed they were not sure if his mother was at his house, but C5N reported that Matias was alone with his wife at the time of the shooting, no arrests have been made and it is uncertain what the motive was for the attack. There are some that allege that he was involved in some kinky business, their lawyer said he was out of the country at the time, in fact he didn’t know anything until a reporter called him and asked him about the attack. He didn’t know what he was talking about, he said it took him by surprise since he was resolving some issues with an ex- employee of the Messi family who allegedly stole from them a substantial amount of money. He tried to talk to Matias but be hasn’t been able to.

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