Drive-by shootings in a Italian town, black immigrants targeted
Italy: At least six people were injured in a series of drive-by shootings in a Italian town. All of those injured in the shooting in Macerata are foreigners, according to reports from local media.
Police said that one man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
There’s been a shooting in a city nearby where I live. A man in a car shot 6 black people. I’d like to point out that I don’t live in America but in Italy. That’s how ugly is getting here.
— Sonia (@SoniaCerca) February 3, 2018
The office of the town’s mayor warned people in a tweet to stay indoors because of the incident.
Per ragioni di sicurezza il sindaco Romano Carancini invita i cittadini a rimanere chiusi nelle case, nei luoghi di lavoro e nelle scuole a causa di una situazione di pericolo che si è venuta a creare in città dovuta a un uomo armato che sta girando per Macerata.
— Comune di Macerata (@ComuneMacerata) February 3, 2018
The shootings were reported in different parts of Macerata, including near the town’s train station.
The car was a black Alfa Romeo and it is not clear as how many people were inside it.
Some said that all those targeted were foreigners and local reports said the victims were black immigrants.
Gunfire was heard in the Via Spalato and Via dei Velini parts of town, two key areas in an investigation into the murder of an 18-year-old girl whose body was found last Wednesday