Six immigrants injured in Italy drive-by shooting


Macerata, famous for its outdoor opera festivals, is where a Nigerian man was arrested several days ago in the horrific killing of 18-year-old Pamela Mastropietro.

The Italian newspaper, il Resto di Carlino, released a video that showed the suspect had the Italian flag draped around his shoulders; although it was not visible in the video, Italians publications reportedly claimed he made a Fascist salute while being arrested.

Reports say that a man fired from a vehicle window at two young African migrants shortly after 11 am injuring one of them and short while later another migrant and an African woman were shot. According to local daily Corriere Adriatico one of injured is in serious but conscious and rest, out of danger.

State television Rai said the suspect in the shooting was a white Italian man from Macerata.

"He drove around in his auto and when he saw any coloured people he shot them", Marcello Mancini, a Macerata resident, told Reuters. They are running against Matteo Renzi's much-splintered centre-left Democratic Party and the populist 5-Star Movement. Police also tweeted a picture of the arrest. As perpetrator of crime, a Nigerian immigrant, who was engaged in sale of drugs and who has denied accusations, was arrested.

No change in petrol, diesel prices despite excise duty cut
Centre had steadily increased excise duty on petrol and diesel when the global crude prices had plummeted below $30 a barrel. Petrol was priced at Rs 73.10 per litre and diesel is priced at 64.11 per litre in the national capital on Friday.

Asked about the shootings at a news conference earlier Saturday, before it became clear that a former Northern League candidate was the suspect, Salvini said that "whoever shoots is a criminal, no matter the skin color", adding that "uncontrolled" migration leads to clashes, according to Italy's ANSA news agency.

The shootings prompted Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni to suspend campaigning for general elections set for March 4th.

Her body was found on Wednesday and a preliminary postmortem could not immediately identify the cause of death.

"The left has blood on its hands", Salvini wrote in a Facebook post about the incident. "Whether or not you agree with the government's immigration policies, we must not stoke violence", he said. The center-right bloc, which includes the League, says the vast majority have no right to asylum and has promised mass expulsions if it takes power.