The extreme right-wing suspect in drive-by shootings targeting African migrants in Italy was “lucid and determined, aware of what he had done”, the city’s police chief has said.
The Carabinieri commander of Macerata, Col Michele Roberti, told Sky TG24 on Sunday that the suspect, Luca Traini, demonstrated no remorse for the two-hour shooting spree on Saturday that wounded five men and one woman, all African migrants.
Col Roberti said “it’s likely that he carried out this crazy gesture as a sort of retaliation, a sort of vendetta” after a Nigerian man was arrested in the gruesome killing of an Italian teenager a few days previously in the same city.
He said investigators had determined there was no connection between 28-year-old Traini and the victim, Pamela Mastropietro.
Traini has been jailed as police investigate a shooting rampage motivated by racial hatred.