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Man, 22, shot down in Rome street

Murder 'possibly drug-related'

07 February, 12:30
Man, 22, shot down in Rome street (ANSA) - Rome, February 7 - A 22-year-old man was shot dead in the outlying Tor Vergata district of Rome Thursday night.

Edoardo Di Ruzza was hit by at least six bullets fired by two men on a motorbike, police said.

Di Ruzza, who had a string of drug convictions, was arrested three years ago for weapons possession.

The murder appeared to be the latest in a spate of killings in a drug turf war in the Italian capital.