Alfano in Taranto after child slain in Mob hit
'The State is here' tweets interior minister21 March, 13:16
He was one of three people including his mother and a convicted murderer shot to death by killers in a passing car in what police believe was part of a mafia vendetta.
The target was believed to be Cosimo Orlando, 43, who was shot behind the wheel beside his partner Carla Maria Fornari, 30, who was holding the three-year-old.
Two more children in the backseat, a six- and seven-year-old, were unharmed.
Police have released security-camera footage that captured the shooting.
Alfano deployed 60 police officers on Tuesday to the province of Taranto to join civilian and military forces already present and vowed that the government would give a "swift response".