Youth brain dead after being shot in head in Rome
17-year-old allegedly involved in altercation over drugs09 January, 14:27
The young male, who police said had a criminal record for minor drug offences, was found in a pool of blood in the Tor Bella Monaca district of the capital by a passerby who alerted emergency services.
He underwent surgery in Rome's Tor Vergata hospital.
Police are still investigating the possibility he was shot in a dispute involving drugs.