Florence: Gunman shoots Senegalese street vendors dead

Florence: Gunman shoots Senegalese street vendors dead

This story got less attention yesterday than the Liege attack. This attack was anti-immigrant, but the victims are apparently Muslim, and a Senegalese imam will participate in today's memorial ceremony.

Via the Guardian:

A lone gunman with extreme rightwing sympathies has gone on a shooting spree in Florence, killing two Senegalese street vendors and wounding three others before killing himself.

Gianluca Casseri, 50, an accountant, first shot dead two vendors and wounded a third with a .357 Magnum at the crowded Piazza Dalmazia street market on the outskirts of the city on Tuesday morning.

He then fled in a car after threatening to shoot a stall holder who attempted to stop him, reappearing later in the day at the central San Lorenzo market where he fired at two African vendors, wounding both.

Police officers found Casseri back in his car in the car park of the market, where they fired warning shots before he reportedly shot himself dead.