Italians shoot African man in latest anti-immigrant attack – Xinhua


By Stefania Fumo

ROME, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) — Three Italian boys shot an African man in the foot with lead pellets from an air gun, local media reported Thursday.

The incident took place Wednesday in the town of Aprilia south of Rome, but wasn’t reported until Thursday.

Carabinieri military police identified the three — a 19-year-old and two minors — and cited them for aggravated bodily harm.

The boys claimed they were testing the gun near a window in their home when it accidentally went off, wounding the man who was walking in the street below, according to RAI public broadcaster.

La Stampa newspaper said the victim is from the central African country of Cameroon and that he was hospitalized with a five-day prognosis.

The incident was the latest in a string of non-fatal shootings that began…

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