INTERNATIONAL, BBC – Italian police have arrested a gunman suspected of a carrying out a drive-by shooting spree that targeted African immigrants.
At least six people were wounded in the central town of Macerata.
The suspect, named locally as Luca Traini, 28, had an Italian flag wrapped around his neck when he was detained.
He had taken part in regional elections for the anti-immigration Northern League last year and reportedly made a fascist salute when he was captured.
Italy votes in national elections on 4 March, with immigration one of the key issues.
Traini, who is from the surrounding Le Marche region, did not resist when he was detained after fleeing from his car near the town’s war memorial. He is now being questioned. Police found a gun in his car.
The mayor had warned people to stay indoors during the incident, which saw shootings across a number of locations.
The victims are being treated in hospital. At least one of them is said to be in a serious condition.