A proud dad who was celebrating the birth of his son was brutally shot dead with a bow and arrow by his neighbour.

Javier Alfredo Miranda Romero, 41, was on his way home with his friends after wetting the newborn's head when he was fatally struck in Genoa, Italy.

Neighbour Evaristo Scalco, 63, said he became frustrated by the group's noise levels as they chatted outside of the apartment in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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According to eyewitnesses, Scalco hurled racist insults to Peruvian-born Javier before he shot him with the weapon that is used to kill wild boars.

In shocking footage of the incident online, the father could be seen with an arrow sticking out from him as he stumbled around a pool of blood in an alleyway.

Scalco was spotted bare-chested as he held the bow by the first-floor window. He was unaware of the extent of the injuries.

It has been reported that Javier and his pals had just come back from watching the Champions League match between Liverpool and Napoli, reports DailyMail.

In one chilling clip, Javier could be seen crying in pain as he held the arrow and spoke on the phone.

He sobbed, "Son of a b****. What the f*** have you done to me? My God."

The clueless neighbour then called down and asked: "Do you need a hand?" whilst another resident stepped outside to ask what was wrong.

In response, Javier said: "He’s shot me with an arrow."

Scalco then rushed over to the victim and tried to stem the blood as police attempted to calm down Javier's friends.

The dad was rushed to the hospital and taken into surgery but medics discovered he had a pierced liver.

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Despite their best efforts, they were unable to find a donor and Javier sadly succumbed to his injuries that same day.

Javier posted an emotional baby scan in July, which was captioned: "And very soon you will be with us we wait with great eagerness my little Gustavo Giuseppe. You will be our blessing, the joy of mummy and daddy."

Officers raided Scalco's home and discovered around 60 arrows and three bows.

Prosecutor Nicola Piacente opened an investigation into the incident.

Labourer Scalco told the authorities that he had just returned from a job in Malta and couldn't sleep because of the noise outside.

"I looked out and saw a group of people urinating, I shouted at them but they ignored me, I grabbed the bow and fired but I didn’t mean to kill anyone," he said.

Scalco was being held in custody on suspicion of murder and aggravated racism.

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