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Two killed, one injured in Florence shooting

Witnesses described murders as 'execution'

13 December, 14:41
Two killed, one injured in Florence shooting (ANSA) - Florence, December 13 - Two men were killed and another was seriously injured in a shooting in a piazza in the central city of Florence on Tuesday.

Witnesses told police they heard shots after a van pulled up on the edge of Piazza Dalmatia where a local market was being held.

A man, aged around 50, got out of the van and shot the three men described as street vendors of Senegalese origin, police said.

Early witness accounts said the shooting appeared to be a kind of execution but the motive for the crime is still unclear.

Shoppers sought refuge in local shops as the killer fled the scene.

The injured man was taken to Careggi Hospital in Florence.

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