British lawyer for Albanian gangsters is shot 3 times within the head in execution-style killing after shedding a string of high-profile mob instances
- Ravik Gurra, 50, was shot by a hitman armed with a pistol fitted with a silencer
- He was sitting outdoors a restaurant with pals within the Albanian metropolis of Elbasan
- Mr Gurra had beforehand labored as a Dwelling Workplace interpreter
- The homicide occurred in March however has solely now been revealed
By Jake Ryan and John Lucas For The Mail On Sunday
Printed: 19:36 EDT, 31 August 2019 | Up to date: 19:36 EDT, 31 August 2019
A British lawyer who represented Albanian gangsters has been gunned down, frightening fears he was executed after shedding a number of high- profile felony instances.
Ravik Gurra, 50, was shot 3 times within the head by a hitman armed with a pistol fitted with a silencer as he sat outdoors a restaurant with pals within the Albanian metropolis of Elbasan.
The homicide despatched shockwaves by the leafy Hertfordshire city of Harpenden the place Mr Gurra lived together with his spouse, Nina, and two teenage daughters.
Ravik Gurra, 50, was shot 3 times within the head by a hitman armed with a pistol fitted with a silencer
Mr Gurra, who is known to have beforehand labored as a Dwelling Workplace interpreter, had represented a number of Albanian gangsters, together with members of the Capja crime household, however had misplaced a variety of instances.
In November he represented Emiljano Shullazi, who was discovered responsible of extortion and working a felony organisation and sentenced to 14 years. There isn’t any proof Shullazi was concerned in, or knew of, the assault on Mr Gurra.
An Albanian lawyer, who requested to not be named, instructed The Mail on Sunday: ‘The assassination of Ravik Gurra has made all felony barristers take discover. We’re not protected to symbolize the mafioso.
‘The felony gangs function throughout all borders. In the event that they kill attorneys in Albania as a result of they lose a case, they might kill them in locations like Germany and England too.’
The homicide occurred in March however has solely now been revealed. A stolen getaway automotive was later discovered burnt out however no arrests have since been made.
A supply mentioned that Albanian police have two theories concerning the killing – both that it was punishment for Mr Gurra shedding instances or that it was carried out by rivals to the Capja gang.
The burnt out automotive being utilized by the killers of Mr Gurra has been discovered however no arrests have been made
‘It’s a working principle that these behind his homicide had been offended about perceived authorized failures,’ mentioned the supply, including: ‘It is well-known that Ravik Gurra was near the Capjas and linked members of the gang in Britain to these in Albania.
‘The Capjas are very troublesome to get at, so it could be a rival clan murdered Mr Gurra to ship a message and since he was a better goal.’
Albanian-born Mr Gurra moved to the UK within the 1990s the place he settled together with his solicitor spouse and gained British citizenship. His neighbours final night time described him as a pleasant, household man.
One mentioned: ‘He all the time came to visit for a chat and he would discuss concerning the soccer.’