Police at the scene of the shooting
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Italian man kills two Senegalese traders in Florence

An Italian man has opened fire in two markets in central Florence, killing two Senegalese traders and injuring three others, local media reports say.

The attacker, 50-year-old Gianluca Casseri, belonged to a far-right group, La Repubblica newspaper said.

He took aim first in Florence's Dalmazia Square and then, later, in San Lorenzo Square.

Casseri was later found dead, although it is not clear if he was shot by police or turned the gun on himself.

The BBC's Alan Johnston reports from Florence.

  • 13 Dec 2011