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Gunman in Camorra murder of innocent man arrested

Slaying of Pasquale Romano spurred street protests

13 March, 17:42
Gunman in Camorra murder of innocent man arrested (ANSA) - Naples, March 13 - Italian police on Wednesday arrested a suspected member of the Neapolitan Camorra mafia who killed an innocent man in a mistaken hit as part of a drugs turf war in Naples in October.

Salvatore Baldassarre, 30, was caught holed up in a flat.

On the night of October 15 Baldassare put 14 bullets into Pasquale 'Lino' Romano, 30, believing him to be a member of a rival clan.

Police said Baldassare was caught on a wiretap telling a fellow member of his clan: "When I start shooting, I never stop".

The murder of Romano, a worker in a cable-making firm who was visiting his girlfriend that night, spurred street protests calling for more action against the Naples Mob.

Officials vowed to do more to combat turf wars that have reaped dozens of victims in the southern Italian city in the last five years.

photo: Romano
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