CCTV footage of two Italian hitmen during botched hit (VIDEO)

The CCTV footage of two Italian assassins that missed their marks from nearly point-blank range in March 2012 has been released after a lengthy investigation.

Around 9:30 p.m. in Reggio Calabria, 40-year-old Antonino Pricoco and 29-year-old Giole Mangiola, opened fire on their intended victims, Filippo Nocera and Francesco Barreca. Though they were only feet away, the victims managed to escape unharmed, Daily Mail reports.

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29-year-old Giole Mangiola, left, and 40-year-old Antonino Pricoco opened fire on two Italian businessmen.

The gunmen approached on a motorcycle, pulling alongside the two businessmen before drawing their pistols and releasing a barrage of gunfire. The incident was over in a matter of seconds, but it took police nearly two years to find the suspects.

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Though the intended victims were only several feet away, both assassins missed their marks.

“This was a difficult investigation because of the wall of silence that we had from the intended targets and their associates,” a police spokesman said. “The arrest were only made after the result of a long and complicated investigation involving telephone intercepts and the motive was finally uncovered, which led us to both men.”

The shooting occurred after the victims failed to pay the hitmen a 3,000 Euro outstanding debt for a motorcycle.

[ Daily Mail ]