SHOT SERVICE: Man Guns Down Chef For Making Him Wait Too Long For Pizza

An Italian man has been arrested for shooting a chef who made him wait too long for his pizza.

Federico Pecorale, 29, is accused of shooting Yelfri Guzman, 23, for keeping him waiting too long for his favourite snack at a pizzeria in the city of Pescara in the Italian region of Abruzzo on the afternoon of 10th April.

Pecorale, originally from the Italian city of Montesilvano, was reportedly waiting at an outside table when he suddenly went into the pizzeria and started rowing with the chef.

Pizza shop worker Yelfri Guzman, 23, (left) pictured with another worker, was shot at the restaurant, in Pescara, Italy on 10th April. (@casarususti/Newsflash)

According to reports, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the young chef, originally from the Dominican Republic and a long-time resident of Abruzzo, several times.

In the footage, showing the end of the attack, Pecorale is seen shooting the chef at least three times as a co-worker appears to be in a state of shock.

The chef, who is also the father of a two-year-old boy, underwent surgery and is currently hospitalised in intensive care in a serious condition, according to local media.

The shooting of pizza shop worker Yelfri Guzman, 23, in Pescara, Italy on 10th April. (Newsflash)

After the alleged shooting, the suspect reportedly sought refuge with relatives in the area before trying to flee north in a taxi.

The police arrested the suspect at a service station on the A14 motorway in the province of Pesaro and Urbino.

During a search, officers reportedly found a semi-automatic pistol believed to have been used in the shooting.

The shooting of pizza shop worker Yelfri Guzman, 23, in Pescara, Italy on 10th April. (Newsflash)

The investigation continues.