Italy shooting: PM Giorgia Meloni reveals victim killed in Rome bombing was her friend
Three women, including a friend of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, were killed on Sunday when a man drew a gun and opened fire at a meeting of residents in an apartment building in Rome.
Four other people were injured, one seriously, when the gunman opened fire during the meeting, which was held at a bar in the Italian capital’s Fidene district.
Police arrested a 57-year-old man after he was overpowered by other residents.
Among the three women who died was Nicoletta Golisano, 50, mother of a 10-year-old boy, who was present at the meeting as an accountant.
Giorgia Meloni revealed on Sunday night that they are friends.
“Nicoletta was a protective mother, a sincere and discreet friend, a strong and fragile woman at the same time,” said the far-right leader. writes on his Facebook pageposting a photo of her and the victim at a party.
The killer “has been arrested and I hope justice will take its course quickly”. But “the word ‘justice’ will never suit this case. Because it is not right to die like that”, added the Prime Minister.
The suspect, named Claudio Campi, was a local man who had been in a series of disputes with the residents’ association, a witness told Rai News.
“He entered the room, closed the door and shouted ‘I’m going to kill you all’, then started shooting,” Italian news agency Ansa said, citing another witness.
Meloni said a shooting range from where the suspect took the weapon used in the attack has been closed and placed under investigation by authorities.