Published: Tue, February 06, 2018
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Extreme-right gunman shoots 6 Africans in Italy

Extreme-right gunman shoots 6 Africans in Italy

The extreme right-wing suspect in a shooting rampage that wounded six African migrants in Italy has demonstrated no remorse for his actions and was "lucid and determined, aware of what he had done", an Italian law enforcement official said Sunday.

It is considered likely that Traini committed these terror attacks - because that's clearly what they are - as revenge for the murder of a young Italian woman in Macerata last Wednesday.

After the assault, the Mr Traini got out of his vehicle, allegedly made a fascist salute with an Italian flag draped over his shoulders and shouted "Viva Italia", or "Long Live Italy", and "Italy for Italians".

Bystanders said he made a fascist salute before being handcuffed.

Roberti, the Carabineri commander in Macerata, told news channel Sky TG24 the attack appeared to be "a sort of vendetta" after a Nigerian was arrested for the murder of a white teenage girl in the city.

A Nigerian community leader in Macerata, Sammy Kunoun, said he heard the shots as he was going to meet with cultural mediators about organizing a sit-in to support Mastropietro's family.

It has emerged that Traini once stood as a candidate for the right-wing party at last year's local elections but he did not receive any votes. Salvini distanced himself from Saturday's shooting, but has continued his hardline immigration stance.

Salvini told reporters Saturday at a campaign stop in Bologna that he would restore security to Italy.

PD leader Matteo Renzi called for calm.

"It's not easy to live in a town where somebody shot six black people".

The Prime Minister of Italy Paolo Gentiloni has said that the country would not tolerate hate crimes and would "come down heavily on anyone promoting violence".

"We will stop this risk". We will stop it immediately.

"The Italian people will know how to get together around the institutions and common values of the Republic". In the evening of yesterday, a Innocent Oseghale was stopped and taken into custody by the police, already known to the authorities (Permit to stay in Italy expired and already arrested for selling drugs). Reports said at least one woman was among the wounded.

Magistrates say witnesses saw the Nigerian suspect carrying the suitcases that were later found to contain the teenager's body.

He refused to talk to the police after his arrest.

"What was this maggot still doing in Italy?"

"The left has blood on its hands", he wrote.

The parties are promising tough measures such as mass deportations or halting immigration altogether.

"Salvini has created fear and chaos and should apologize before the Italian people", said Laura Boldrini, speaker of the lower house of parliament and a leading figure in the left-wing Free and Equal party.

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