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Thursday, 30 June 2022 10:48 GMT

Italian motorcycle shooter hurts four after reprimand over wheelies


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) Four men were wounded early on Friday when a motorcyclist opened fire on a coffee shop in an outlying neighborhood of the Tuscan city of Pisa after an argument, reported referring Italian media.

Police are searching for the attacker, a 21-year-old Italian with a rap sheet for robbery who lives with his mother not far from the site of the shooting, according to RAI public broadcaster.

The shooter named as Patrizio Iacono has a criminal record for robbery and "other property crimes", according to Sky TG24 private broadcaster.

"The man could still be armed and is being sought by police and Carabinieri (military police), who are searching the city inch by inch," Sky TG24 reported.

The shooter targeted the crowded coffee shop after clients there reprimanded him for doing noisy "wheelies" on his motorcycle on the street outside the premises, according to local paper Il Tirreno.

Eyewitnesses told Il Tirreno that Iacono initially left on his motorcycle, then returned with a gun and started shooting.

The paper said none of the wounded men, all of them in their early 30s to early 40s, suffered life-threatening injuries.

They include three Italians who were shot in the legs and one Tunisian who was shot in the arm, Il Tirreno reported.

One coffee shop client was "saved" by a button on his jeans, which acted as a shield from the bullet, according to the paper.

Italy is still shaken from a drive-by shooting last Saturday in the southern city of Macerata, where an Italian rightwing extremist opened fire on African people on the streets in broad daylight to "avenge" the death of an Italian woman, in which a Nigerian immigrant is being held as a suspect.


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