Gunman Opens Fire on Foreigners in Italian Town, Six Wounded
Gunman Opens Fire on Foreigners in Italian Town, Six Wounded

Gunman Opens Fire on Foreigners in Italian Town, Six Wounded

Gunman Opens Fire on Foreigners in Italian Town, Six Wounded

A lone gunman targeted foreigners in a drive-by shooting spree on Saturday in a central Italian city, wounding six people, one of them with life-threatening injuries, before being arrested.
The suspect’s motive was not immediately clear, but the city of Macerata in the central Marche region is still reeling from the gruesome killing and dismemberment of a young Italian woman this week, allegedly at the hands of a Nigerian immigrant, AP reported.
Police said all those wounded were foreigners and they later confirmed the arrest of a suspect identified as a 28-year-old Italian with no previous record.
Macerata Mayor Romano Carancini said that six foreigners were wounded in the two-hour shooting spree, one of them with life-threatening injuries.
Carancini confirmed that all of the victims were black, and acknowledged that “the closeness of these two events makes you imagine that there is a connection.”
The shooting spree came days after the killing of 18-year-old Pamela Mastropietro and amid a heated electoral campaign in Italy where anti-foreigner sentiment has become a key theme. The head of the anti-migrant Northern League, Matteo Salvini, has capitalized on the killing in campaign appearances, and is pledging to deport 150,000 migrants in his first year in office if his party wins control of parliament and he is named premier.
The teen’s dismembered remains were found Wednesday in two suitcases, two days after she walked away from a drug rehab community.
Police had warned people to stay inside while the shootings were ongoing. Authorities ordered public transport halted and that students be kept inside schools, which are open on Saturdays.
Italians vote in the general election on March 4.

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