Four people have been injured in a drive by shooting in Italy

Feb 04, 2018, 02:14
Four people have been injured in a drive by shooting in Italy

Six people have been injured in a drive-by shooting apparently targeting black people in the central Italian city of Macerata.

The shootings began at 11:00 a.m. local time (1000 GMT), and two hours later, police said an Italian had been arrested on suspicion of opening fire on foreigners from a vehicle.

The suspect was identified as 28-year-old Luca Traini, according to multiple Italian media reports, citing police.

Italian media reported that Traini ran as a candidate in local elections in Corridonia past year with the far-right Lega party.

Italians head to the polls in national elections in March, with immigration shaping up to be a key issue. A 29-year-old Nigerian immigrant is being held on a murder charge after police found several large knives and blood stains in his apartment.

He did raise his arm in a Fascist-style salute, before being brought away by Italy's military Carabinieri police, La Repubblica daily said.

A spokesman for the Mayor said: "Stay at home until further notice". The victims were all of African descent, and one is reported to be in critical condition.

Several media reports said the shots were fired from a auto that was driving around the city. The five men and one woman who were shot were expected to recover, Macerata Mayor Romano Carancini said.

"For security reasons, mayor Romano Carancini calls on citizens to remain in their homes, workplaces and schools due to a risky situation that has arisen in the city because of shooting Macerata".

The suspect, Luca Traini, ran unsuccessfully with the anti-migrant Northern League party in a local election a year ago, and previously had been associated with the neo-fascist Forza Nuova and Casa Pound. Some witnesses would have seen him carrying at least one of the suitcases, and some of the girl's clothes would have been found in his apartment, Ansa news agency reported citing judicial sources.

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said that "hatred and violence will not be able to divide us".

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • US Study on Cellphone Radiation Won't Settle Debate

    US Study on Cellphone Radiation Won't Settle Debate

    But the radiofrequency radiation from a cellphone doesn't work that way - and today's results support that. On the other hand, the female rats were exposed to the same radiation but they did not develop any tumor.
    Trump hails immigration plan at homeland security meeting

    Trump hails immigration plan at homeland security meeting

    Republicans, who control Congress, are undecided on what to do about DACA and the Dreamers. The fate of the short-term bill will hinge on broader budget negotiations.
    Season of Big Bash was expanded

    Season of Big Bash was expanded

    Female Rebel BBL starts their season from the 9th f December, which is 10 days earlier from the male season of KFC BBL games. Fans of cricket across the world can see the online stream at the official Australian cricket website, and throw its app.
  • West Ham Sack Head Of Recruitment Over Discriminatory Comments On African Players

    West Ham Sack Head Of Recruitment Over Discriminatory Comments On African Players

    Meanwhile, Sakho has accused West Ham of selling its black players "one by one", suggesting that is the reason he wanted to leave. As reported by The Mail , Henry sent an email to at least two agents asking them not to recommend African players.
    Centre's Green signal for suburban rail Brings cheer

    Centre's Green signal for suburban rail Brings cheer

    The Railways will end the fiscal with an operating ratio of 96 per cent, a negligible improvement from last year's 96.5 per cent. Goyal also said that the railways will get a gross budgetary support of Rs 55,000 crore from the Finance Ministry.
    Android based VR Gaming Apps

    Android based VR Gaming Apps

    Cleanopolis VR This educational title is primarily for kids but it doesn't mean that people of all ages won't be able to enjoy it. House of Terror VR This game gives you the chance to explore a haunted house full of monsters, traps, and very hard puzzles.
  • Scotland suffer crushing defeat to Wales in Six Nations

    Scotland suffer crushing defeat to Wales in Six Nations

    Brunel could entrust the key position of fly-half to a 19-year-old in Matthieu Jalibert , having coached the teenager at Bordeaux. Davies is also an Olympics Sevens silver-medallist, so if these two are selected, there will be plenty of skills on show.
    Attorneys try to block execution of Texas man who killed daughters

    Attorneys try to block execution of Texas man who killed daughters

    A short time later, the powerful sedative, pentobarbital, began to take its effect and soon Battaglia said, "Oh, I feel it". Battaglia offered few final words before he was pronounced dead by lethal injection at 9.40pm, stating: "Hi, Mary Jean".
    Nascar eSports Future of Racing?

    Nascar eSports Future of Racing?

    Just like modern stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have made soccer all the more popular in the United States of America. Still unsure? The series has been shown online since 2010, and the demand to watch it shows the growth is likely to continue.
  • World's longest zip line opens in UAE

    World's longest zip line opens in UAE

    He also claimed that the zip-line will be able to accommodate 200 people a day and 100,000 per year. The line is part of a multi-million dollar tourism project and is called "The Jebel Jais Flight".
    Nintendo announces new 'Mario Kart' app to debut within next financial year

    Nintendo announces new 'Mario Kart' app to debut within next financial year

    Nintendo has announced that its beloved video game franchise " Mario Kart " is headed to a new gaming platform: smartphones. The other two titles are Fire Emblem Heroes and the recently released Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp .
    Train carrying Republicans crashes, one dead

    Train carrying Republicans crashes, one dead

    Buckingham Branch Railroad leases the tracks and is responsible for maintenance, signaling and traffic dispatching on the line. The lawmakers were on their way to a strategy retreat in the countryside when the collision occurred around 11:20 a.m.
popular