FLORENCE, Italy-Gianluca Casseri, a 50-year-old author, went on a shooting spree in a market in Florence, Italy, killing three Senegalese men and wounding two others before killing himself.
Casseri was a member of Casa Pound, an intellectual far right Italian organization and an author of fantasy novels.
The AFP reports:
Walter Veltroni, a lawmaker from the centre-left Democratic Party, said the shootings were “a terrorist attack by a right-wing extremist”.
“What happened in Florence is the product of a climate of intolerance against foreigners that has grown over the years,” he said.
Nichi Vendola, leader of the Left, Ecology and Liberty party, condemned what he said was “a racist and fascist Italy that sows hatred”.