ROME — A man opened fire Sunday during a condominium board meeting at a cafe in northern Rome, killing three people and injuring others, authorities and witnesses said.
Rome Mayor Roberto Gualtieri called an emergency security meeting on Monday after what he called “the serious episode of violence that has hit our city”. In a tweet, he confirmed that three people had been killed in the shooting in the working-class neighborhood of Fidene.
“The shooting took place in a closed outdoor seating area of the bar, called ‘Il Posto Giusto’ or ‘The Right Place’.
La Repubblica daily quoted witness Luciana Ciorba, vice president of the condominium board, as saying the man entered the bar shouting “I’m going to kill you all” and then opened fire. The participants managed to disarm him until the arrival of the Carabinieri police.
Speaking in a video interview, Ciorba said the man was known to board members and had previously been reported to authorities for making threats against local residents.