'Far-Right Extremist' Kills 2 African Vendors in Florence

World | December 13, 2011, Tuesday // 18:35|  views

Police and people gather at the site where an Italian man shot himself after killing two street vendors and injuring others in a downtown street market in Florence, Italy, 13 December 2011. EPA/BGNES

An Italian citizen killed in cold blood two Senegalese vendors in the city of Florence, Italy on Tuesday, after which he took his own life.

Italian police have described the 50-year-old Gianluca Casseri as a "right wing extremist."

He parked his car in the Florence Dalmazia Square, went out calmly and proceeded to shoot with a pistol, killing two vendors and heavily wounding one.

Two hours later he reappeared at the central San Lorenzo marked and opened fire again, wounding two other African street vendors.

After that Casseri hid in an underground garage, where he shot and killed himself.

Hundreds of people gathered near the crime scene, shouting "Shame!" and "Racists!", according to reports.

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