Italy Macerata drive-by attack: Foreigners targeted, say police


TRIBUNAL DESK: At least four people have been injured in a series of drive-by shootings in a central Italian town, with one man arrested, police say.

All of those injured in Macerata are foreigners, they added.

The office of the town’s mayor warned people in a tweet to stay indoors because of the incident.

The shootings were reported in different parts of Macerata, including near the town’s train station.

It is unclear how many people were inside the vehicle, which was a black Alfa Romeo.

Police said the injured – which some reports put as high as six – were being treated in hospital. They 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. A Nigerian man was detained over the killing.

Local reports are linking the two incidents. BBC